Live Listen will effectively turn your AirPods into a hearing aid. The feature is designed to address a phenomenon called “hidden hearing loss” when you simply can’t hear what someone says because it’s too loud in your environment. For instance, if you’re at a party and music’s playing and you can’t hear your friends, AirPods will give you a boost.
This hidden AirPods feature has helped me hear much better in busy meetings!
An accessibility feature called “Live listen” lets you turn your Airpods into a partial hearing aid.
How to use AirPods to hear better?
Open Settings > Control centre > Customise Controls.
Tap the green + button next to Hearing to add it to your control center list.
Now, when you want to use it, turn on Live Listen by opening control center.
From the home screen, swipe down from the top-right of your screen on an iPhone X or newer. Swipe up from the bottom on an iPhone 8 or older.
Tap the ear icon.
Tap the “Live Listen” option.
Put your iPhone on a table or hold it up to someone’s mouth. You’ll hear them speaking right into your AirPods, as if you were on a phone call.