hearables


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hearables

An umbrella term for in-ear audio and biometric devices. A hearable may provide any or all of the following: general audio amplification, voice frequencies amplification, Bluetooth audio from a mobile device or heartbeat detection. With regard to amplification, the primary difference between hearables and the traditional hearing aid is that they cannot treat severe hearing loss, and they cannot be branded as hearing aids unless approved by the FDA. Hearables are typically adjusted with a smartphone app. Contrast with wearables. See digital hearing aid.


Blend Music With Enhanced Hearing
These wireless IQbuds from Nuheara blend the digital music via Bluetooth from the listener's phone with the sounds in the real world. The ratio between the two is user adjustable and any four of these environment settings can be configured ahead of time: home, office, restaurant, workout, street, driving and plane. (Images courtesy of Nuheara, www.nuheara.com)


Blend Music With Enhanced Hearing
These wireless IQbuds from Nuheara blend the digital music via Bluetooth from the listener's phone with the sounds in the real world. The ratio between the two is user adjustable and any four of these environment settings can be configured ahead of time: home, office, restaurant, workout, street, driving and plane. (Images courtesy of Nuheara, www.nuheara.com)
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However, Gartner predicts that by 2022, ear-worn devices ("hearables") shipments will take over as the top wearables segment with 158 million units shipped compared with 115 million smartwatch shipments in 2022.
Summary: Ear-worn devices ("hearables") shipments will take over as the top wearables segmentwith 158 million units shipped Gartner, Inc.
In terms of shipments, over the next two years smart glasses will grow at a CAGR of 98%; smart jewelry 55%; hearables 31%; and smartwatches 31%.
Unlike hearing aids, which can cost thousands of dollars for a pair, these so-called hearables may cost up to a few hundred dollars on top of the price of a smartphone.
"This extends to clothing, footwear, wearable cameras, scanners, hearables, helmets, and accessories, such as clips, clasps, belts, and pins."
"What attracted us to the SensorTile was the flexibility of the platform and the ultralow power consumption, which will enable our customers to create highly accurate and powerful wearables and hearables in any form factor."
Hearables: Bluetooth headsets, having been around for a long time, are the biggest contributors to the wearable market - 116.32 million units were sold in 2015.
Hearables will exploit this technology to the fullest, as the ear sports the best location for not only biometric monitoring but also speech recognition and human-computer communication.
factors, such as clothing, eyewear, and hearables, are expected to reach 9.8