New smartphone-based hearing solutions are marketed to ‘boomers’ or seniors, but the reality is that a tech-savvy youth population with partial hearing similarly wants discreet hearing-solutions for their daily lives.
Wireless connectivity between hearing-devices and smartphones is a trend, as digital protocols open up and active people seek miniature hearing-solutions to access their phones, TVs, car radios, sat-nav and MP3 content.
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Open connectivity for digital hearing-devices is being led by consumers who want to control their devices as wearable tech (or ‘hearable’ tech) and detest ‘closed’ digital hearing-devices.
How about an app with GPS, to store your hearing-settings for a noisy cafe or bar, with your sound-levels altering as you walk in the door? This is a reality, with the Beltone First “made for iPhone” personal sound-system.
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The Beltone First hearing-solution will work as personal headphones, whose wearers can save settings to stream music, phone calls, GPS directions and other audio content directly to these hearing-aids as wished. Exactly what the younger population with hearing issues wants from digital solutions.
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