Alango Wear & Hear

Tirat Carmel, 
  • Booth: 202

Try out our personalizable hearing amplification headsets!

Company Overview
To address the needs of the huge potential market of over 700 million hearing impaired adults worldwide, Alango Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of voice and audio enhancement technologies for the communication and entertainment markets since 2002, recently launched its “Wear & Hear” line of personalized hearing products. The Wear & Hear line provides an alternative to hearing aids, which are used by less than 10% of those who need hearing assistance worldwide due to a combination of high prices, limited functionality, and associated stigma. Alango’s years of practical experience developing digital sound processing technologies are incorporated into affordable consumer electronics devices that provide customizable hearing enhancement to the wearer.

Products Overview
The Wear & Hear products enable people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to enjoy a completely personalized listening and hearing experience. Important ambient sounds, peoples’ voices, and output from all audio sources are amplified, enhanced and adapted to suit individual hearing preferences and capabilities.

The first Wear & Hear personalized hearing product to reach the market is called BeHear NOW, an affordable, neck loop style Bluetooth® headset. Although the device does not require a Bluetooth connection to enhance ambient hearing, it can connect to any Bluetooth-supporting audio source, such as a smartphone, laptop, music player, or television set to enhance streamed sound. A free smartphone application for both iOS and Android platforms provides additional features, including a hearing assessment that can be performed by the wearer in minutes. The assessment results are automatically applied to the headset to provide a new hearing baseline for the wearer in all hearing environments: live conversations, mobile phone calls, television, music play, outdoor sounds, live music, and theater.

BeHear ACCESS includes all the advantages of BeHear NOW, with the addition of Telecoil receivers to pick up sounds transmitted via induction loops (typically installed in public places such as auditoriums, theaters, museums, houses of worship, and ticket kiosks). It also features larger control buttons and a simpler charging method that older customers, or those with dexterity issues, will appreciate.

HearLink is a Bluetooth transmitter that connects to the analog sound output found on most standard audio devices, including television sets. It sends the audio signal directly to the paired BeHear headset, thus eliminating ambient noises, room reverberation, and other types of sound interference which hamper intelligibility of speech and music appreciation.

 Competitive Advantages
•    Self-administered built-in assessment for personalized hearing of all sounds in a wide spectrum
•    Four levels of noise reduction to enhance hearing in noisy places
•    Improved speech comprehension during mobile calls with EasyListen™ (slows down speech)
•    Increased safety and awareness during music play with ListenThrough™ (blocks noise but allows important sounds to pass through)
•    24 combinations of silicone ear buds ensure great fit
•    Rechargeable battery provides 12+ hours in hearing mode
•    Attractive price ($249 MSRP for low-end model)

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