Varibel has announced the launch of its new hearing glasses, the Varibel BLU, that are designed to help people both hear and see in comfort. To support development, Varibel has been running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com, which ends on February 14, 2016.
The Varibel BLU hearing glasses were conceived as a way to combine assistance for hearing and seeing at the same time. Each temple of the eyeglasses contains electronics and multiple tiny microphones that pick up sounds from the front, and separate them from background noise. The resulting sound is delivered to each ear by two tiny, nearly invisible wires. The wearer chooses what they hear by looking in the relevant direction.
Varibel BLU comes with an app for iPhone and Android smartphones that lets the wearer customize the listening experience by changing programs, volume, and high and low tones. Wearers can reportedly stream music wirelessly from their smartphone directly into their ears or pick up a telephone call with the side button on their glasses.
Hans Zwart, managing director at Varibel Innovations BV, reports that the company’s aim was to develop “disruptive technology” in the form of a pair of hearing glasses that uses high-tech in combination with functionality and style. The Varibel BLU is intended to deliver wireless freedom and hassle-free listening.
Varibel has turned to popular crowdfunding to support the development of the BLU hearing glasses. The funds raised via Indiegogo will be used to start production of the BLU in the near future and to develop it further by making a smaller battery and, possibly, adding bone conduction. Those who help fund BLU on the Indiegogo site are offered “perks” for their support. For more information, visit the Varibel BLU campaign page.
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Varibel are now bankrupt and in the hands of the receivers. No chance of getting money back or refunds/repairs.
Varibel still have still not given me a refund for hearing glasses unfinished and not fit for purpose
In April 2017 I paid £1299.00 to Varibel, I have passed the matter on to The European Consumer Centre
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I payed those glasses (Varibel Sense) almost a year ago. They should be deliverd a month later. I can get them tomorrow..
NOT the model they showed me first, but a model before that. With an external element that was built-in in the prototype for which I payed.
DON’T trust Varibel!!
Please contact me as I have had a similar experience with varibel
I also paid for my glasses and never received them.
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I’m from the UK, I unfortunately paid Varibel over a thousand pounds 10 month ago and was sent a half finished product
I could not use it as it was incomplete, I did not realise a final product had not been produced yet
Finally after new management a few weeks ago I was sent an ugly unfinished bone conduction prototype
Because of the way it looks I can not test or use it in in and does not fit my hearing needs
The glasses are of no use to me and I want to return it for a full refund
What is the price per pair of this glasses and also the cost of per pair of battery?
Is there stock market availabilty yet?
my name is ken mallinson, i purchased the same glasses without BLU about feb. 2019 and i need the receivers. The receiver is the part that goes in your ear and plugs into the stem of the glasses. One for the left ear and one for the right ear. I might also be interested in purchasing the whole pair of glasses. As i have been informed the company is bankrupt. [email protected]
What’s old is new again! My grandmother had “hearing glasses” in the 50s and I wondered why they’re no longer made. My BTE HAs are a nuisance with my glasses. These hearing glasses would resolve that and the price seems very reasonable. If the sound from them is good, with all the other features available, they would meet my needs to hear and to see. May give them a try…
What a good idea to use the larger space available in the eyeglasses temples. Rather than try to cram capability and teenyweenie battery into an ever-smaller case, this approach allows sophisticated more-directional microphone array, bigger longer-lasting batteries, other electronics, Bluetooth, maybe a solar panel to give assistance to the batteries. Of course, placing hearing help into eyeglasses is not new, however with the new digital technologies, battery technology, Bluetooth external control and audio source tech, this is an excellent solution for many. I plan to consider it as my hearing gets lower and tinnitus gets higher.
This is nothing new except for the technologies being used. Glasses and hearing aids were combined back in the 70s I believe.
Blaine’s comment seems unduly negative. As far as I know this is the only spectacle hearing aid which combines highly directional microphones with Bluetooth and an app for adjustment. The performance of the directional microphones should be considerably better than non-spectacle aids because they can be placed much farther apart.