What this article covers:
- What is Ear ID
- How Ear ID works
- What technology is providing these Validated Results?
- What is the benefit to the consumer?
Ear ID™ is Nuheara’s proprietary hearing personalization system embedded in IQbuds2 Max. The Ear ID™ app allows consumers to measure and analyze their hearing thresholds, then calibrate IQbuds2 Max to reflect their own personal hearing profile.
Ear ID™ gives the consumer a simple and accessible way to enhance how they hear the world around them and personalize their own hearing experience.
Additionally, Ear ID™ delivers a perfect personalization solution while still allowing consumers the ability to enjoy the SINC™ real world control and customization of the original IQbuds™ product.
To deliver a true hearing personalization experience three steps need to take place:
Measure – Accurately measure your own hearing thresholds.
Analyze – Determine what levels of hearing optimization are perfect for you.
Calibrate – Set up IQbuds2 Max to perfectly reflect your own personal hearing profile.
EarID™ has been designed to allow the user to control how they personalize their IQbuds2 Max, in their own time and at their own convenience. The process works as follows:
- A person buys IQbuds2 Max and downloads the app
- Ear ID™ measures their hearing thresholds in the app
- Ear ID™ enters the measured hearing thresholds into the AI powered NAL-NL2 self-fit formula which is built into the app.
- Ear ID™ sets up IQbuds2 Max based on NAL-NL2 results.
What technology is providing these Validated Results?
At the core of the Ear ID™ personalization system is the NAL-NL2 self-fitting formula. NAL-NL2 is one of the worlds leading self-fit formulas and is used in audiologist clinics around the world to fit expensive hearing aids.
NAL-NL2 uses neural networks to figure out the best amplification for the particular user.
Nuheara is the first hearables company to have licensed NAL-NL2 and embedded it in an end-to-end personalization system for consumer wearables.
National Acoustics Laboratories, the developers of NAL-NL2 and Nuheara have worked extensively to ensure the results generated from Ear ID™ are validated to industry standards thus delivering a perfect personalization experience.
What is the benefit to the consumer?
Every ear is different and everyone hearing differently. That’s why hearing health has historically been both complex and expensive.
Up until now, consumers only had a few options to get a read of their own personal hearing profiles. Typically a consumer would visit an audiologist who would conduct an audiogram and possibly use NAL-NL2 or another validated self-fit program to analyze their hearing thresholds and tune their hearing aids.
There are also online hearing tests that measure a consumers hearing thresholds but do not provide analysis via a validated self-fit program or tune their preferred hearing device.
With IQbuds2 Max and Ear ID™, now consumers have a real and affordable alternative for a personalized hearing health solution.
With the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act 2017 passing and soon to be implemented this paradigm shift in hearing health will open up exciting possibilities for the 40 million Americans and hundreds of millions of people around the globe who are hearing challenged.
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