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A month ago, we introduced Livio AI — the world’s first hearing aids with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence. 

Just as the iPhone forever changed what people could do with a phone, Livio AI is forever changing how we think of and use hearing aids. Adding sensors and AI for the first time ever in a hearing aid is just one reason why.

Tap Control takes advantage of Livio AI’s integrated sensors

One immediate benefit of adding sensors is a new feature called Tap Control. With Tap Control, Livio AI users can stop or start audio streaming by simply tapping their ear twice.

That’s right: you don’t need to touch your hearing aids at all — the integrated sensors detect the taps on the ears, which then activates the “pause” function of our TV or Remote Microphone + accessory.

With two quick taps most anywhere on your ears, you can temporarily pause TV streaming to talk to a companion, or — say you’re at a restaurant with a friend — pause a streamed conversation with them to answer a waiter’s question. It’s an efficient way to stop and start streaming without needing to fumble with your hearing aids or search for a button to press.  

Tap Control is just the beginning

The integrated 3D motion sensors are also what allow Livio AI hearing aids to track your physical activity (like a FitBit), and soon — via software update — will make them the first hearing aids ever able to detect falls.

To learn more about Tap Control or what else Livio AI hearing aids can do for you, call 1-888-908-1845 or click here and we’ll help you set up an appointment with a hearing healthcare professional who fits them.

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