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Nuheara Showcasing $200 Noise-Cancelling Earbuds at CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Several emerging companies are poised to take-on Apple for market share for their popular wireless AirPods. Australian upstart, Nuheara, makers of their own wireless earbud is set to battle Apple for this business. According to TechCrunch, Nuheara will be showcasing their IQBuds at the 2018 CES show, where they expect to…

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Researchers Develop Ear-Worn Device that Could Lead to Improved Monitoring of Vital Signs

LONDON, ENGLAND – Researchers at the Imperial College of London (ICL) have developed an ear-worn sensor to monitor heart, brain and lung function. Their latest study, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, suggests the device has the potential as a heart monitor and “opens up a range of new possibilities in the identification and…

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After Promising Start, Doppler Labs Abruptly Closes

Founded in 2013 with around $50 million in funding, Doppler Labs placed a bet with the consumer electronic marketplace that their DUBS acoustic filters and Here One wireless smart earbuds would be a raging success. Fraught with battery life issues and other problems with its recharging case, Doppler Labs shuttered its doors on November 1.…

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Clementine Wear Wins National Science Foundation’s Hearable Challenge

On August 17, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NineSigma announced that Samplified Audio and Clementine Wear were the winners of their Hearables Challenge. The Hearables Challenge was announced in April 2017 with the primary goal to showcase audio solutions that improve speech understanding in noise that can be applied to consumer audio products. The…

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Analyst: Over Next Decade, AirPods Will Become “Bigger Than Apple Watch”

Long time Apple analyst Gene Munster, at venture capital firm Loup Ventures, says that he anticipates Apple’s AirPods to become “bigger than the Apple Watch“. Despite being substantially less costly than the company’s watch, which currently retails for $249-$1,499, the shift to augmented audio over the next few years is anticipated to increase demand for…

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National Science Foundation Conducts Hearable Challenge

The National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency created in 1950, is conducting a National Hearable Challenge. The objective of the Challenge, which was announced in mid-May, is to find solutions that enhance or augment speech recognition in noisy environments. Participants have until June 26 to submit an algorithm that enhances or improves a recorded…

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Recent PSAP and OTC Studies Warrant Cautious Interpretation

With mounting anxiety over direct-to-consumer Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAP) quality and availability, a few studies, published mainly in the non-refereed journals and online, have systematically evaluated their electroacoustic characteristics relative to hearing aids. The growing list of published studies comparing PSAP performance to that of modern hearing aids includes work from Northwestern University, Johns…

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At CES Hearing Aids and Consumer Audio Continue to Morph

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — With more than 175,000 attendees, 3,800 exhibiting companies and 2.6 million square feet of floor space spread across three locations, the Consumer Electronic Show– now so familiar it’s simply “CES” -is one of the largest annual conventions in the world. Everything from drones to self-driving cars, from smart canes to smart…

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Samsung Rumored to Release New Wireless Earphones with Galaxy S8

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Samsung, the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturer, may be poised to follow in the footsteps of Apple when it launches its next smartphone. According to a report from SamMobile, the company might be releasing new wireless in-ear headphones when it launches the Galaxy S8 smartphone, likely in the spring of 2017.…

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