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Aug 2017 PRWeb

With the recent passing of the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act of 2017, 37 million people or 15% of the American adult population suffering from some form of hearing loss will soon have easier access to more cost-effective hearing care solutions. One of those solutions is called Mobile Ears, a free iOS app that helps people with mild to medium hearing loss to hear clear speech and sound while watching TV, at meetings and conferences with just their phone and earbuds -- no need for expensive extra hearing devices or complex hearing tests.The app works while online or offline, providing personalised, clear, and amplified sound for people with hearing loss by combining statistical analysis of hearing threshold data with a tailored individual user listening profile. Users can easily adjust the sound that suits their environment, whether it´s a one-on-one conversation or television viewing, without needing to visit an audiologist or hearing specialist. Mobile Ears gives people with hearing loss speech clarity, noise cancellation, filtering and removal of unwanted background noise to ensure users hear clearly.

Mobile Ears is the result of years of joint research efforts by Listen AS and Norwegian research organisation SINTEF to perfect hearing solutions. Listen AS engineers and scientists at the Acoustics Research Centre worked together to develop algorithms and solutions to amplify sound to deliver clarity of speech. Speech clarity is at the core of Mobile Ears. Most others solutions in the market sound metallic and unnatural to new users and getting used to them can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks. Mobile Ears takes no getting used to and helps people hear better instantly.

To download Mobile Ears, please visit the iOS app store here.

Using Mobile Ears:

1. Download from the iTunes App Store

2. Open the app and enter the user’s age and gender, so that the app can customise the experience

3. Plug in earphones and move the button on the slider to personalise the sound for maximum speech clarity and amplification

The smartphone can be placed on the table or in front of the users. Unlike traditional hearing aid devices, setup and adjusting the sound on Mobile Ears can be done without visiting a specialist. The app also works offline.

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