Sound Amplifier

3.6
70.8K reviews
100M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Sound Amplifier makes everyday conversations and surrounding sounds more accessible among people who are hard of hearing, using just your Android phone and a pair of headphones. Use Sound Amplifier to filter, augment, and amplify sounds around you and on your device.

Available for devices with Android 8.1 and later. To start using Sound Amplifier, connect your headphones then go to Settings > Accessibility > Sound Amplifier or Settings > Accessibility > Downloaded apps.

Features
• Reduce unwanted noise to recognize speech better.
• Focus on a speaker’s voice in noisy environments with conversation mode. (Available for Pixel 3 and above.)
• Listen to conversations, TV, or lectures. For audio sources that are farther away, Bluetooth headphones are recommended. (Bluetooth headphones might have delayed sound transmission.)
• Personalize your listening experience for surrounding conversation or media playing on your device. You can reduce noise or boost low frequency, high frequency, or quiet sounds. Set your preferences for both ears or separately for each ear.
• Turn Sound Amplifier on and off using the accessibility button, a gesture, or Quick Settings. Learn more about the accessibility button, gesture and Quick Settings: https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/7650693
• Open Sound Amplifier more easily by adding it to your app list. In Sound Amplifier settings, turn on “Show icon in the app list”.

Requirements
• Available for Android 8.1 and later.
• Pair your Android device with headphones.
• Conversation mode is currently available on Pixel 3 and above.

Send us your feedback on Sound Amplifier by emailing: sound-amplifier-help@google.com. For help using Sound Amplifier, connect with us at https://g.co/disabilitysupport.

Permissions Notice
Microphone: Access to the microphone will allow Sound Amplifier to process the audio for amplification and filtering. No data is collected or stored.
Accessibility Service: Since this app is an accessibility service, it can observe your actions, retrieve window content, and observe text that you type.
Updated on
Feb 5, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

3.7
69.9K reviews
J J
February 6, 2024
Doesn't "dowhat it says on the tin": refuses to amplify phone media sound. Pressing "Phone media" crashes the app EVERY TIME (yet the mic media works). I was hopeful that the recent update would've cured this, but no. I have a new pair of fancy headphones, but despite all the bells and whistles, the volume is just too low, even at 100%. Many roads point to this app as a solution, but wow - abject failure. I'm on a Pixel 6 Pro running the latest version of Android.
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A Google user
September 4, 2019
I was really looking forwar to using this, but after installing it, discovered that ot only works with wired headphones. i may have missed that in the fine print, but its 2019, and most smart phones these days are being made without headphone jacks. this would probably be a great app and great technology , if it would keep up with the times, and be compatible with Bluetooth headphones. nobody wants to be tethered to their phones anymore. Thank you for the response google. Review updated
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Google LLC
September 4, 2019
Bluetooth wasn't intended to support very low latency use cases like Sound Amplifier so we had to make the decision to support only wired headphones. Wireless headphones is a high priority for the Sound Amplifier team and we are actively working on potential solutions. Thank you for your feedback.
A Google user
September 17, 2019
It would be extremely nice, if the app wouldn't just stop working because another app suddenly started playing audio. I suppose Android's audio focus is more of a curse than it is a blessing. Also, I don't know why, but the app switches the device mic into some kind of phone call mode as it sounds like I'm in a phone call whenever I turn off the amp and turn it back on. The only way to resolve this I found was to restart the device entirely.
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