JVCKENWOOD announced the availability of JVC self-fitting over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. The new FDA-cleared hearing aids were jointly developed with hearing health specialists Intricon and hearing aid technology company Tuned Ltd.
The new JVC EH-Z1500 Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids powered by artificial intelligence (AI) offer a hassle-free self-fitting experience without the need for an in-person visit. They feature clinical-grade hearing technology, an in-app hearing check for personalized tuning to the user’s personalized hearing profile, and live support from hearing professionals via the app.
The newly approved app-powered hearing aid solution combines audiology and psychology to enhance user engagement, motivation, and education, optimizing the efficacy of their hearing aid experience while minimizing product-related issues and service costs.
The Tuned app guides users through the entire setup, driven by a patented artificial intelligence (AI) Hearing Assistant. Developed by a team of audiologists specializing in hearing aid fitting and audiologic rehabilitation, the Hearing Assistant gives users 24/7 access to top-level knowledge and service. Using the Bluetooth-connected app, users complete the in-app hearing evaluation and the app automatically tailors the hearing aids to each user’s specific needs.
The Tuned app supports customers through the entire acclimatization process using advanced AI technology, offering a series of daily goals and lessons to help users make the most out of their hearing aids, including tips and instructional videos. Hearing aid volume, programs, and settings are easily adjusted via the app, which for some users and in some situations will be more convenient than using the controls on the hearing aids.
Should users need additional assistance, Tuned offers integrated remote support from hearing care professionals.
The hearing aids are worn behind the ears, and are lightweight and discreet for a comfortable and unobtrusive fit.
The JVC EH-Z1500 self-fitting OTC hearing aids are available now for $999.95.
Featured image: The JVC EH-Z1500 Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids feature clinical-grade hearing technology, an in-app hearing check for personalized tuning to the user’s personalized hearing profile, and live support from hearing professionals via the app. Photo: JVCKENWOOD