Sound quality in digital hearing aids is often compromised due to signal-processing delay and the resulting “comb-filter effect.” To change this, Widex recently introduced a new solution, designed particularly for mild-to-moderate hearing losses, which employs an ultralow delay. This results in a sound quality that has, until now, been unattainable in digital hearing aids. This article describes the physics of hearing aid delay, and presents a field study on the sound quality experience of the new system.
Category: Speech in Noise?
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William Demant—parent group of Oticon, Sonic, and Bernafon—has announced a licensing agreement with Philips to bring Philips-branded solutions to hearing healthcare. Combining William Demant’s hearing aid technology with Philips’ global brand presence in healthcare, the cooperation will enrich the hearing healthcare experience and support the healthy lifestyle and active life of even more people with hearing loss, say the companies.Read More
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Sonic has expanded the wireless connectivity options of its Enchant hearing aids with the introduction of SoundClip-A. The easy-to-use, lightweight SoundClip-A allows users to stream stereo sound hands-free to both hearing aids from all Bluetooth® 2.1 smartphones and devices. The small, ergonomically designed clip-on device delivers added benefit as a wireless remote/partner microphone for easier listening when the speaker is at a distance or in noisy environments where listening is difficult. SoundClip-A also enables remote volume control, program changes, and call pick-up with just the press of a button.Read More
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Sivantos has launched the Signia Nx, a new hearing aid platform that offers own voice processing (OVP) and reportedly the only true combination of Bluetooth and binaural audio processing link (Ultra HD e2e).Read More
Now available in North America, with all primary markets around the world to follow, ReSound ENZO 3D provides sound quality, efficient fitting, and comprehensive fine-tuning wherever you are.Read More
Starkey Hearing Technologies—an Eden Prairie, Minn-based hearing technology company—is launching a new line of hearing aids based on the company’s research in virtual reality, advanced neuroscience, and audiology and signal processing.Read More