Fennex AG, a Swiss-based start-up, has reported in a press statement the development of a new hearing aid app called Fennex, which they say is “a hearing amplifier for the digital age.”
The hearing aid app is designed to help users customize volumes, create balance, identify compression and equalize high and low frequencies, among other features, when used in conjunction with Apple AirPods.
According to Fennex, users do a 3-minute hearing test that allows the free app to customize their experience. From there, the sound around the user is personalized, amplified, and equalized based on their hearing loss for specific frequencies. Several standard settings for environments like a car or a meeting are available, and advanced features allow for customization based on specific needs, says the company.
“Fennex is for people with normal hearing or mild to moderate hearing loss that occasionally struggle in noisy situations and aren’t ready to spend up to $3,000 for a hearing aid,” said Co-founder and CEO Alex Mari in the press statement. “You can focus on single or group conversations, balance sound reception between the left and right side of the speakers, boost volume, and adapt treble, mid, and bass. It’s a stylized win/win.”
Click here to download the app from the iTunes store.
Editor’s Note: An original version of this article was modified to further clarify the app’s function.