Widex Evoke: The World’s First Machine Learning Hearing Aid

Danish hearing aid maker, Widex, recently announced the launch of the “world’s first machine learning hearing aid” technology: Evoke. According to the company, the new devices will give users the ability to employ real-time machine learning that allows the hearing aid to learn from the user’s input and preferences. Using what Widex calls SoundSense Technology,…

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Variety of New Hearing Technology to Be On Display at AAA Convention this Week

This week, thousands of audiologists will descend upon Nashville, Tennessee, for the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) annual conference. This year marks the Academy’s 30th anniversary and, as in years past, a variety of new technology is expected to be on display at the conference. Among the more than 150 exhibitors at this year’s event…

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Phonak Expands Rechargeable Hearing Aid Offerings; Announces New Roger Products Incorporating MultiBeam Technology

Swiss hearing aid manufacturer, Phonak, announced last week that they are expanding their latest-generation Belong platform with the new Naída B and Sky B hearing aids. Lithium-ion rechargeable options are also part of the expansion, including the Naída B-R RIC, Sky B-PR and CROS B-R (a solution for single-sided deafness). Additionally, the company also announcd…

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New Microphone Technology to be launched by Phonak and Advanced Bionics for Improved Hearing in Noise

Phonak and Advanced Bionics announced a new microphone technology this week that is said to help people with hearing aids and cochlear implants hear better, especially in noisy environments. Called MultiBeam Technology, the new approach could soon be applied in future advanced wireless microphones. The initial study results with patients have show significant improvements in…

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Qualcomm’s Next Generation Chip Technology Could Significantly Improve Battery Life for Wireless Headphones and Hearables

At this year’s CES convention in Las Vegas, Qualcomm Technologies announced a new low-power chip that the company says could drastically reduce power consumption for high tech wireless earbuds and hearables, allowing for much longer battery life. The new chip, QCC5100, is engineered to reduce power consumption by as much as 65 percent for voice…

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