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Noopl Announces Closing of Business

Hearing enhancement device developer and distributor Noopl has announced it is suspending the sales and marketing of its device. Launched at CES 2021 and honored with a CES 2022 Innovation Award, Noopl was a small $199 hearing accessory that clipped onto the bottom of an iPhone.

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Yamaha Launches TW-E5B Wireless Earbuds

The earbuds were announced, in tandem, with a website “Thinking About Hearing Health” dedicated to educating people about Safe Listening, particularly since hearing loss from listening to loud music at high volumes for extended periods of time.

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Musician Scott Simons Uses Widex Moment Hearing Aids

One night, while wearing the old brand and watching sports at a local restaurant, Simons noticed he was having trouble separating the sound of the TVs from that of the conversations around him. He swapped to the Widex MOMENT pair for comparison and everything changed.

Oticon Expands Oticon More Family

More options — from the new miniRITE T with disposable batteries, and the portable SmartCharger, to new fitting options, and a music-oriented signal processing program — help allow hearing care professionals to “better match each patient’s lifestyle, needs, and preferences.”  For patients with single-sided deafness, Oticon also extends the Oticon CROS family with a new rechargeable Oticon CROS PX transmitter that is compatible with Oticon More.

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Hearables May Have Educational Potential

Though much of the discussion related to hearables has centered around over-the-counter devices designed to help improve hearing or to make connecting to other wireless devices like smartphones easy and convenient, they could also be game-changing in an educational setting, says Rory McGreal, author of an article in “The Conversation” and an “expert in educational technology.”

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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.

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Chatable Launches AI V3.0 Edge On-chip Inline DNN

Chatable (HAAC Ltd) announced in a white paper – “Breaking Through the 6ms Latency Barrier” – what the company describes as “a dramatic fundamental breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) for conversation enhancement.” The white paper introduces Chatable AI v3.0 Edge: “the first on-chip inline deep neural network (DNN) for direct audio processing that has no perceptible latency.”

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