Phonak Audeo Paradise P-R & Phonak Audeo Paradise P-RT Hearing Aids
Both the Phonak Audeo Paradise P-R and P-RT have tap control, are rechargeable hearing aids and can also be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time allowing for audio streaming possibilities.
The ability to tap control is often set as a default with these hearing aids.
The tap control on the Paradise P-R & P-RT hearing aid's allows you to accept and end phone calls, pause or resume audio streaming and access the voice assistant that is paired via Bluetooth with your smartphone.
It makes for discreet and ease of use.
How Does Tap Control Work on a Hearing Aid
The tap control function works by using a built-in sensor within the hearing aid that detects the double tap and therefore activates one of three actions via a Bluetooth device:
1) accept/end hands-free phonecalls
2) pause/resume audio streaming from a connected Bluetooth device
3) access voice assistant from a connected Bluetooth device
Using the myPhonak app you can adjust what action you would like the hearing aid to take when applying the double-tap. You can also adjust the right and left hearing aid to respond differently.
Image taken from the myPhonak app user guide
A study conducted at Aurora Operations and Distributions Center Sonova US found that with thirteen first-time users and showed that twice as many of the participants preferred the Tap Control function compared to an alternative method for controlling direct streaming.
As well as nine out of the thirteen indicated that they found the Tap Control function as either "very reliable" or "reliable", The sensitivity of the Tap Control was rated as “too unresponsive” by 38% of the participants, “just right” by 54% and “too responsive” by 8%you can read more about the study here: Hearing Aid Tap Feature Study