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Evaluating Apple AirPods Pro with Headphone Accommodations as Hearing Devices

Researchers from NAL provide objective measures that characterize the acoustic performance of AirPods Pro headphones. The results suggest that, while differences to traditional hearing aids exist, the device's Headphone Accommodations provide amplification to help people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss hear sounds more easily and allow them to experience the benefits of amplification.

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GN Store Nord Launches Jabra Earbuds

GN announced the extension of its Jabra Enhance line of hearing enhancement solutions designed to “help users hear more from life.” GN “brings together the convenience of true wireless earbuds with advanced hearing technology to alleviate unaddressed user needs and enable millions of people to take a first step on their hearing health journey,” according to the company's announcement.

Nuheara Receives FDA Registration for IQbuds2 Pro

The IQbuds² PRO has received FDA classification as a Class 2 medical device. “Utilizing Nuheara’s connected hearing technology platform, the company’s aspiration is to create an end-to-end hearing healthcare company by efficiently delivering hearing products, accessories, and services across the Hearables, Medical Device, and OTC markets,” says Nuheara CEO Justin Miller.

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Nuheara IQbuds2 Max Selected for ‘TIME’s 2020 Best Inventions’

According to Nuheara, what makes IQbuds² MAX unique is the EarID clinically certified personalization system embedded in the IQbuds App. EarID helps allow consumers “to self-assess, self-fit, and auto calibrate their IQbuds² MAX to their own personal hearing profile using National Acoustic Labs NAL-NL2 hearing aid prescription algorithms.”

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PSAPs, OTC and Self-fitting Hearing Aids, ACHIEVE, and More: An Interview with Nicholas Reed, PhD

Nicholas Reed, PhD, and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins have been involved in some extremely exciting research on personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) and over-the-counter (OTC) devices, as well as cognition and hearing loss. Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Reed about these topics, as well as the group’s recent work on the ACHIEVE study.

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Blog: Sound Quality as a Tipping Point for the Younger, Milder Hearing Loss Market

Exceptional sound quality—above all the other “bells and whistles” that the latest generation of hearing aids provide (eg, connectivity, remote fine-tuning, hands-free phone calls, motion-sensors and tap controls, virtual assistants, etc)—may turn out to be THE final hurdle for convincing younger people with milder hearing losses to purchase a hearing aid.

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