hearables

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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65 mm, which makes this sensor easy to design into space-constrained wearable applications such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, and hearables.
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.
He said that smartwatches attempt to offer holistic experiences by being everything to everyone, while basic wearables like fitness bands, connected clothing, or hearables have a focused approach and often offer specialised use cases.
Following widespread adoption of wearables such as wristbands, new in-body technologies, including ingestibles (pills with embedded sensors) and hearables (tiny hearing aids), will become more common.
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.
Qualcomm was an early pioneer in the concept of true wireless stereo a technology that is designed to completely eliminate the need for wires, not only between the media source and the headphones, but also between the left and right earbuds, offering users a wire-free stereo audio experience and supporting new use cases like hearables.
As NXP has proven with Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) technology, and its MiGLO solutions that enabled truly wireless stereo audio streaming, NXP expects to deploy its industry-leading, low-power BLE audio streaming technology in the adjacent hearables market as well.
As the new category of hearables emerges, there is a convergence of traditional audio device features with wearable technology in ultra-small form factor devices.