Category: Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids


Deep Neural Networks in Hearing Devices

Applying DNNs to hearing aids represents an entirely new sound processing approach and technology. In our profession, with regard to hearing aids, DNNs offer the promise of higher sound quality, an improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), improved understanding of speech in noise, improved recall, and more.

In the Ear


Eargo Reports Strong Sales in Third Quarter 2020

Eargo reported that net revenue was $18.2 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2019. The company says the increase was driven by an increase in consumer adoption of the Eargo hearing aid system and a decrease in sales return accrual rate.

Over the Counter


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.”

Speech in Noise?


Reducing Hearing Aid Delay for Optimal Sound Quality: A New Paradigm in Processing

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.