Affordable alternatives to hearing aids, solutions then and solutions now
Over the years, technology companies have continued to explore and create innovative alternatives to support hearing impaired individuals and avoid the expensive solutions of acquiring, using and maintaining hearing aids. The progress has been impressive, but today, affordable hearing amplifying solutions is no longer just a wish, but the Fennex App has made it a reality. The solution does not just solve the high cost associated with hearing aids, but the innovation behind the idea and the results are incredible.
What the alternative solutions to hearing aids used to be;
I once read a story on Bloomberg about the New York composer, Richard Einhorn who wrote the oratorio Voices of Light. Richard spent a night in a stuffy motel and woke up feeling almost entirely deaf. The condition which he developed that night is called sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and with limited knowledge on how to deal with the situation Richard turned to an audiologist and got a hearing aid for $3,000. Despite not having the insurance to cover the cost, he continued to struggle with adapting to the different noise levels with the hearing aid. Then, he figured out it was time to search for an alternative solution that could provide him with better hearing and is much more affordable.
Richard Turned to Bluetooth Earpieces with hearing aid capabilities
Even till date, Bluetooth earpiece manufacturers continue to invent new headsets capable of functioning like hearing aids up to a certain extent. Richard Einhorn went ahead and got a backpack filled with such gadgets to supplement his hearing aid. His bag contained a Sound World made iPhone-linked earpiece to support him in his consultations, a second device to help him amplify phone calls and music, a third one which was custom made by Ultimate Ears; he uses to detect a wider range of musical tones as he composes his music. Richard also had two types of microphones, one which he pairs with a paid app on his phone and uses it when he is in a theater or a restaurant to isolate desired voices. The second microphone made by Etymotic Research he used for places with so much more noise. With all of these solutions, Richard Einhorn had better results than he did with the hearing aid alone, and the total cost of all the gadget he got was not up to that of a single hearing aid.
The Fennex Augmented Hearing App- Solution today
Augmented hearing is a relatively new experience for the social environment. What an individual needed a series of devices and gadgets to accomplish regarding listening, the creators of this incredible application for iPhone as well as all other portable Apple devices have achieved on one platform. Technology has continued to evolve, and innovative ways to solve problems like impaired hearing without attracting so much in expenses are springing up daily. The musical composer needed about five different devices to improve his hearing abilities, but with the Fennex app, you only need a set of earphones (for best performance, use the Apple Earphones and AirPods) and your iPhone. With the app, you can amplify the sound around you including phone calls and music. One can also choose conversations to focus on, balance volume between the right and left speakers of the earphones and also apply compression to limit high and low sounds. The Fennex App also provides the user with the ability to equalize sound properties and tweak its frequencies to get rid of high or low-pitched sounds. You can get the App via the Apple store and consider taking it for a spin.