hearing aids

Hearing aids may be the surprise holiday gift category nobody saw coming

Back in August, the FDA announced it was making a big change in the world of hearing aids: From October onward, hearing aids would be available without a prescription, over the counter. In a world whe

Low-cost hearing aids are now available over the counter in the US

Over the summer, Joe Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” Included in the legislation was a push to make more affordable hearing aids availa

Whisper announces $35M Series B to change hearing aids with AI and subscription model

A few years ago, Whisper president and co-founder Andrew Song was talking to his grandfather about his hearing aids. Even though he spent thousands of dollars on a medical device designed to improve h

Bose hearing aid gets FDA approval

For the 37.5 million adults who have trouble hearing without a hearing aid, Bose has a new product for you. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved audio technology company Bose to marke

AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12

Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen, a special feature previously reserved for hearing

Hearing health in tech

Something as indispensable as hearing aids -- which cost upwards of $5,000 (and that’s just for the basics) -- should be as accessible and, frankly, affordable as a smartphone. Considering how many

Solar-powered hearing aids help poor deaf folk

Did you know that there’s 250 million people around the world who are hearing-impaired? Even worse, two-thirds of them live in the developing world. Odds are, these people don’t have the t