Hearing Technologies

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Apr. 25, 2017

Waverly Labs Pilot Hearable Promises Real-Time Language Translation

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After raising nearly $4.5 million in an indiegogo campaign last June, more than $1 million than the Bragi Dash hearable did during its initial fundraising campaign, Waverly Labs is set to release its highly-anticipated hearable: Pilot. The Brooklyn-based company has dubbed the Pilot the “World’s first translating earpiece”. The Pilot promises a high-tech solution to bridge the communication divide among
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Apr. 18, 2017

Elderly adults saturated with information do not respond to fittings

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by Mara Brugés Polo, Editor-In-Chief, Audio Infos Latin America Professionals tend to think that, by and large, the greater options offered by fitting a hearing aid will bring an overall improvement; in the elderly, however, this “more means better” does not always work out. Sometimes, it is advisable to start with basic things and then gradually carry out a training
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Apr. 11, 2017

With Interest in Tele-Audiology Growing, Ida Institute Offers New Professional Telecare Tools

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NAERUM, DENMARK  — The Ida Institute launched an all-new eLearning platform for hearing care professionals and newly expanded Telecare tools for clients last week at the AudiologyNOW! convention in Indianapolis. The new learning platform, Ida Learning Hall, offers “bite-size” learning modules that allows busy professionals to easily incorporate learning into their schedules. Two new Telecare tools now available on Ida’s
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Apr. 04, 2017

With New Product Releases, Majority of Big Six Now Offering 2.4 GHz “Made for iPhone” Hearing Aids

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After Sivantos announced the launch of their first “Made for iPhone” hearing aids, the Signia Pure 13BT devices, the company joined the ranks of other major hearing aid manufacturers offering 2.4GHz-enabled hearing aids. While most hearing aid manufacturers have developed their own proprietary wireless systems over the years, the 2.4GHz system that was first adopted and widely promoted by GN ReSound
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Mar. 28, 2017

Sonova Expands Rechargeable Offerings Across Portfolio; New Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Devices from Phonak, Unitron and Hansaton

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STAEFA, SWITZERLAND — Sonova, parent company to the Phonak, Unitron and Hansaton hearing aid brands, announced a new lineup of lithium-ion rechargeable devices last month. The release of the new products come less than a year after Phonak became the first major hearing aid manufacturer to utilize lithium-ion technology in its Audeo B-R Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aid. According to the
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Mar. 21, 2017

How Empathy, Compassion, and UX Can Increase Hearing Aid Uptake – Part 2

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By Garrett Thompson “The Young and the RIC-less: Musings from a Millennial Audiologist” is a new quarterly column by Garrett Thompson.   How can we use empathy to improve the UX of the patient, and why are young audiologists the perfect group to champion this change? From smartphone apps to Gmail to the iPhone itself, young AuDs grew up with
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Mar. 14, 2017

How Empathy, Compassion, and UX Can Increase Hearing Aid Uptake

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Editor’s Note: It is my pleasure to introduce a new quarterly column to HHTM. It is one geared toward our younger readers – those newly minted audiologists and hearing instrument specialists with a fresh perspective that all our readers can appreciate. Young clinicians, graduate students and other millennials who have grown up with technology and can seamlessly navigate new hearing
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Mar. 08, 2017

A New Processor to Reproduce Natural Binaural Audition

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By José Luis Fernández, Audio Infos Spain   The Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Salamanca and MED-EL are developing a technology that can restore or reproduce the binaural mechanisms of the human brain. A breakthrough which could constitute a key turning point in the improvement of speech intelligibility in noisy environments. By replicating the natural mechanisms of the
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Mar. 07, 2017

Hearable Startup, Doppler Labs, Sues Bose Over Technology and Use of “Hearphones” Name

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — As first reported in the Boston Business Journal last week, hearable startup Doppler Labs is suing Bose over alleged technology and trademark infringement. As part of the suit, the company claims that Bose took several meetings with the fledgling startup under the guise of forming a partnership, but then used that information to create a similar product
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Feb. 28, 2017

Helmet Offers Cyclists Audio Streaming and Environmental Awareness, Using Bone Conduction

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For cyclists that ride on city streets, having constant environmental awareness while riding in traffic is essential for safety. Wearing earbuds to listen to music or take phone calls can be a safety hazard, due to the inability to potentially hear what is happening in the environment. Coros, a company based in the Seattle area, has developed an innovative new