hearing

  • Even’s H2 headphones produce sound based on your hearing ability

    Even’s H2 headphones produce sound based on your hearing ability

    Based out of Israel, Even is an audio startup that designs headphones tailored to the listener’s hearing. It starts with a short audio test of the frequencies you can hear in each ear, with an algorithm Even says stitches the resulting data into a sound profile called, your “EarPrint”. It’s an interesting concept that works well in the instances I’ve used it. At… Read More

  • Doppler Labs is working with Senator Elizabeth Warren to deregulate the hearing aid industry

    Doppler Labs is working with Senator Elizabeth Warren to deregulate the hearing aid industry

    Medically approved hearing aids can cost thousands of dollars, even for those with minimal hearing loss. But devices that improve hearing like Doppler Labs’ Here One cost a few hundred dollars. While Doppler Labs distances its Here One device from an over-the-counter label, the company is still keen to help break up an antiquated industry. Read More

  • Researchers devise method for regenerating hair cells to help reverse hearing loss

    Researchers devise method for regenerating hair cells to help reverse hearing loss

    Damage to the approximately 15,000 hair cells per ear is a leading factor contributing to hearing loss. A new technology demonstrated by a team at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear could help reverse some of that damage, mimicking some animals’ ability to regenerate the hair, potentially reversing hearing loss in the process. Read More

  • Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    Doppler Labs intros Here One, with improved live audio tuning and music streaming

    The folks at Doppler Labs have come a long way in a few short years. The company, led by Noah Kraft and Fritz Lanman, first launched with a fully mechanical ear plug for concerts. Last year, they launched the Here Active Listening System, which put a tiny micro-computer in their users’ ears, letting them control which frequencies they want to hear. Today, however, all those steps… Read More

  • SoundHawk Unveils A Wearable For Your Listening Pleasure, Partners With FoxConn

    SoundHawk Unveils A Wearable For Your Listening Pleasure, Partners With FoxConn

    Somewhere in the midst of too many rock concerts, loud dance clubs and blasting Spotify right into our eardrums, some of us have lost a bit of our hearing – and we’re never gonna get it back. But we’re not deaf, we just can’t pick out certain sounds as articulately as we once could. Read More

  • Can Two Young Entrepreneurs Solve The High Cost Of Hearing?

    Can Two Young Entrepreneurs Solve The High Cost Of Hearing?

    It’s not an unfamiliar story: There’s a niche market, which despite its relatively large size, goes unnoticed by most entrepreneurs and investors, because, simply put, it’s not sexy. For this and countless other reasons, as time goes by, legacy models and hardware, fragmentation, and high prices prevail. In short, it begs for new blood, new ideas, and a fresh perspective. Read More

  • Forget hearing aids. We're talking about brain aids, people

    Needing assistance with your most basic of senses is never something anyone wants to advertise. Thus we’ve come up with handy ways of making them socially acceptable. Enough nerdy kids like myself needed glasses that they’ve become fashion accessories in and of themselves. And modern hearing aids usually focus on being tiny and out of sight. But Oticon out of Denmark has something… Read More

  • Vibrating hearing aid being developed

    A new product being developed in London will help the deaf to hear, using vibrations which can be felt through the skin. While the technology is still rudimentary, it has exciting potential for people who are completely deaf or deaf and blind. Read More