Microsoft has announced a major new feature for Windows 11, one that will allow users to connect their hearing aids via Bluetooth.
Microsoft announced the feature in a blog post, making it available for testing in the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25977 in the Canary Channel:
We’re excited to announce that Windows has taken a significant step forward in accessibility by supporting the use of hearing aids equipped with the latest Bluetooth® Low Energy Audio (LE Audio) technology. Customers who use these new hearing aids are now able to directly pair, stream audio, and take calls on their Windows PCs with LE Audio support.
This feature is available on Windows devices with our recently announced Bluetooth® LE Audio support, which will be a growing market of devices in the coming months. In upcoming flights, we will be introducing additional capabilities to the hearing aids experience on Windows, such as controlling audio presets directly within Windows settings. Stay tuned for more details about these new capabilities as they roll out.
The new feature should a major help to customers who rely on hearing aids.