Hearing Technologies

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Dec. 28, 2019

iotaMotion Submits De Novo Application To FDA for Cochlear Implant Insertion System

IOWA CITY, IOWA — iotaMotion, Inc., an early-stage medical technology startup spun out of the University of Iowa’s Otolaryngology Department, announced this past week that the company has filed a De Novo application seeking FDA authorization to market in the US its cochlear implant insertion system. The company is said to be utilizing the FDA’s De Novo pathway as there
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Dec. 06, 2019

New Hearing App ‘HeardThat’ Gives People a Better Shot at Hearing in Noise

Singular Hearing, a Canada-based company, introduced an advanced machine learning algorithm that turns a smartphone into a sophisticated hearing assistive device enabling improved conversations even in noisy places. According to a December 4th press release, the company will unveil its AI-powered hearing app, HeardThat, at CES 2020.  Harnessing the power of machine learning, HeardThat turns a smartphone into a digital
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Dec. 02, 2019

SonicCloud Introduces Streaming for Windows

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Now, for the first time, Windows users will “be able to experience crystal clear sound quality while streaming videos, music, podcasts, and more, and also while conducting conference calls (e.g. Zoom, Skype), thanks to SonicCloud’s brand new application for Windows OS. Windows is the most widely used operating system in the world, running on 86% of
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Nov. 22, 2019

Starkey Livio AI Hearing Aids Named to TIME’s List of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Starkey Hearing Technologies has announced that the company’s Livio AI hearing aid has earned a place on TIME’s 2019 list of best inventions in the accessibility category. A widely recognized and prestigious designation, this list highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. TIME uses a rigorous, multi-step process to
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Nov. 13, 2019

SonicCloud Introduces Mobile Streaming

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — SonicCloud Mobile Streaming is the latest  innovation from SonicCloud, the San Francisco-based audio enhancement company whose mission is to make hearing technology truly accessible to the hundreds of millions of people who live with hearing loss. Up until now, people with hearing loss have had a tough time listening to and understanding podcasts, radio stations, music,
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Nov. 13, 2019

Signia Pure Charge&Go X Hearing Aids Now Available

Hearing aid maker Signia (a brand of WS Audiology A/S) today announces the general availability of its latest hearing aid innovation, the Pure® Charge&Go X. Built upon the recently launched Signia Xperience platform, the new devices “provide wearers with superior hearing even when in motion – all in a sleek, rechargeable hearing aid”. Pure Charge&Go X is a receiver-in-canal (RIC)
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Nov. 07, 2019

Oticon Xceed Now Available to Veterans with Severe to Profound Hearing Loss

SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY – Oticon Xceed, the world’s most powerful hearing aid, is now available through the Veterans Affairs Administration, Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Built on the Velox S™ platform, the new power hearing aid  features BrainHearing™ technology “proven to deliver better speech clarity and better short-term recall while reducing the listening effort people with severe-to-profound hearing
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Oct. 28, 2019

Apple Unveils New AirPods Pro, Available October 30

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — Apple today announced the company’s third generation of wireless earbuds: AirPods Pro. The newest AirPods feature Active Noise Cancellation and “superior, immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design”.   The AirPods Pro are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app beginning today and will be available in stores starting Wednesday, October 30. “AirPods
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Oct. 25, 2019

Energous Announces Partnership with Zpower

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — Energous Corporation (Nasdaq: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wireless charging 2.0 technology, has announced a partnership with ZPower, the world’s only developer of silver-zinc microbattery technology, to develop WattUp-enabled ZPower rechargeable microbatteries. Designed for small electronic devices, such as hearing aids, ZPower’s rechargeable silver-zinc batteries are the smallest, safest and highest energy density rechargeable
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Oct. 18, 2019

EPFL Researchers Developing Soft Auditory Implant

Working with clinicians from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School, a team of EPFL researchers has developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new device could replace existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings. Close to half a million people around the world suffer