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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Randoid, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Randoid

    Randoid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    A new icon showed up this moring on my status bar. It looks like the old style earphone that has the wire that wraps around the ear with the two partial circles showing sound coming out.

    I have looked through the manual and it's not the "Speakerphone on" (similar).

    Someone have an idea??
     

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  2. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Do you have headphones plugged into your 3.5mm TRS jack? I think that is the icon for that.

    Try rebooting your Sprint HTC Hero if you do not have headphones plugged in. It usually shows up if you have them plugged in.
     
  3. Randoid

    Randoid Newbie
    Thread Starter


    Thanks for the reply but I had already rebooted several times. The icon is not the upside down U shape for the headset, it was the old time ear plug with the wire that goes around the back of the ear.

    Well, anyway, I did find the problem and don't know why it was on. Some how my hearing aid compatible function was turned on! I turned it off and it went away....

    Oh, well, hope it helps someone someday! :rolleyes:
     
  4. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Ah, the hearing aid icon. I almost forgot about that one.

    Thanks for reporting back. It is always nice to see some closure.
     
  5. porthos7

    porthos7 Well-Known Member

    Having same problem with icon - glad to know what it is. Dumb question - how do I get rid of it?
     
  6. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    It basically raises the maximum volume the handset can produce in the earpiece to a higher level than normal when the hearing aid mode is on. Here is a video that shows you how to enable it, so do this in reverse to disable it. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n7xy4Lyn88

    The short answer is to go into Settings, then Call, then you will see a check box for hearing aids. If you uncheck that, it will be disabled. :)
     
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  7. porthos7

    porthos7 Well-Known Member

    God I love this forum! Thank you so much for all of your help!
     
  8. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    You are quite welcome. I too have learned an immense amount from these forums, along with xda-developers forums.

    The community here is very knowledgeable and friendly. It is probably the best place to start when you get an Android handset.
     
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