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New Qualcomm Chip Offers Improved Reliability and Affordability for Hearing Device Manufacturers

At this year’s CES convention in Las Vegas, Qualcomm Technologies announced a new low-power chip offering drastically reduce power consumption for high tech wireless earbuds and hearables. The new chip, QCC5100, was engineered to reduce power consumption by as much as 65 percent for voice calls and streaming. However, late last week, Qualcomm announced the…

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Why Artificial Intelligence is Coming to a Hearing Aid (and Audiology Practice) Near You

by Dr. Chris Heddon, Resonance Medical Since the early 2010’s, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been grabbing headlines in the popular media—this has not been just hype. There has been tangible value creation in terms of market capitalization, user adoption, and our understanding of machine intelligence by companies like Google, Amazon, and…

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Costco’s Latest Kirkland Signature 8.0 Hearing Aids Released for Sale

ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON — This week Costco officially rolled out the latest iteration of its “Kirkland Signature” branded hearing aids in stores across the United States. The Kirkland Signature 8.0 (KS 8) is the latest generation of the company’s popular private-label devices. Sivantos, currently in Costco under its Rexton label and the supplier of the KS 7…

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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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Jabra Expands Family of Wireless Earbuds with Improved Battery Life and Voice Assistant Capability

For 2018, Jabra has unveiled the latest expansion of its popular line of hearable devices. The third generation devices, the Elite Active 65t and Elite 65t, include compatibility with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, as well as Apple’s Siri on iOS devices, and Google Assistant for Android devices. The Elite 65t is designed for daily use,…

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Eargo Unveils Eargo Max Hearing Aid

Silicon Valley-based hearing aid maker, Eargo, announced an all-new hearing device: Eargo Max. The company, which recently received a $45 million dollar investment, has been manufacturing and selling rechargeable, direct-to-consumer hearing devices since 2015. The new Eargo Max is reported to be designed with an all-new chip set and operating system, for improved sound quality…

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