UK’s TympaHealth sounds out $23M to expand its hearing diagnostics startup

The basic principle of Moore’s law — computing becoming more powerful yet more compact — is playing out in a number of fields, and one of the latest is coming from the world of audio

Can a baby’s cry identify neurological disorders? Ubenwa says ‘yes’

When Charles Onu’s cousin was born with birth asphyxia and later developed a hearing condition, the seed for Ubenwa, an audio biometric company geared at identifying neurological disorders in in

Apple releases results from hearing health study

Way back in 2019, Apple launched Research. The app was the latest effort by a company looking to take a more serious approach to user health, built (naturally) around data collected from the iPhone an

GN acquires Altia Systems for $125M to add video to its advanced audio solutions

Some interesting M&A is afoot in the world of hardware and software that’s aiming to improve the quality of audio and video communications over digital networks. GN Group — the Danish

A literal Russian troll is lurking at the Zuckerberg hearing

Today at Mark Zuckerberg’s first of two hearings with Congress, the meme maker formerly known as the Monopoly Man made a surprise cameo in troll form to troll the Facebook founder. Spotted at th

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 a

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

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

The sound of impending failure

If we can find a way to automate listening itself, we would be able to more intelligently monitor our world and its machines day and night. We could predict the failure of engines, rail infrastructu

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 laun

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'r

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 coun

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 myse

Vibrating hearing aid being developed

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/hearing-aids1.jpg" />A new product being developed in London will help the deaf to hear, using vibrations which can be felt through the s

Study finds kids know playing loud music with their PMP isn't safe, don't care

[photopress:pmphearing.jpg,full,center] Teens don’t give a damn about losing their hearing as a result of listening to their portable media player too loudly. That’s the conclusion of a Du