Apple, new health features coming soon

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According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple will announce new health features at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference on June 3.

The journalist, citing anonymous internal sources, has published a long list of features and functions that the company is expected to present on June 3. These include news on hearing accessibility and well-being.

Apple is planning to include hearing aid support and expand its accessibility settings on iOS 13. The latest smartwatch will also have a feature that will display the battery life of the hearing instruments, as well as external noise and rain data, reads the article.

In addition, according to Bloomberg’s source, the Health application will include a new hearing health section, which will inform users about music and ambient volume.

Apple Watch will also have a new application, called Cycles, that will help women keep track of their periods, and another, called Dose, for pill reminders.

With the aging of the population in Western countries, the use of hearing aids is increasingly frequent, since about one in three people aged between 65 and 74 years and almost half of adults over the age of 75 have hearing problems.

It has to be said that Google has also shown an active interest in addressing accessibility issues for people with hearing loss. In February, the Mountain View company launched a platform focused on the rapid translation of daily speech into text and a second focused on amplifying sounds for the user.