EssilorLuxottica showcased a prototype for Nuance Audio, a pair of glasses with advanced hearing technology built in seamlessly, at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Designed for consumers with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, Nuance Audio seeks to eliminate the psychological barrier that stands in the way of the adoption of traditional hearing aids, integrating proprietary state-of-the-art open-ear hearing technology into fashionable eyeglasses, the company says. Nuance Audio is expected to launch in the market starting with North America in the second half of the year.

A designer, manufacturer, and global distributor of eyecare and eyewear products, EssilorLuxottica is home to brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Sunglass Hut, and LensCrafters, according to the company.

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The EssilorLuxottica booth will also feature Ray-Ban Meta, its Ray-Ban glasses with built-in cameras, open-ear audio, AI-powered solutions and the ability to livestream and take calls hands-free, as well as the Group’s new HELIX division with Vision(X), an intelligent and interconnected platform that will help modernize eyecare practices offering a full range of innovative digital solutions including tele-optometry and big data services for the world of optics.

Featured image: The Nuance Audio glasses prototype. Photo: EssilorLuxottica