New Hearing Technology Offers Improvement in Clarity and Speech Comprehension

Here’s a refreshing change. It’s not all that often we delve into the world of hearing improvement devices, but a new system that claims to improve clarity of audio and speech comprehension in individuals with certain hearing impairments has gained FDA clearance.

Background

Parametric Sound Corporation, a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, has received U.S. FDA clearance for the marketing of its HyperSound® Audio System as a hearing improvement device.

HyperSound is an innovation in audio that uses a thin film to generate an ultrasonic beam of sound. Like a flashlight controls a ray of light, HyperSound directs sound in a narrow beam limiting it to a specific location, creating a precise audio zone. When an individual enters the beam’s radius, they hear immersive 3D audio, similar to wearing a surround sound headset. The characteristics of the HyperSound audio beam have been shown to enable individuals with certain hearing impairments to hear audio with more clarity. The Company believes that the combination of exceptional control over the placement of audio, and the immersive quality of the sound, makes HyperSound a disruptive innovation that has the potential to change not only the hearing-loss market, but commercial and consumer markets as well.

Company comments

“We are extremely pleased to have passed the important milestone of FDA clearance,” said Juergen Stark, CEO of Parametric Sound Corporation. “We are hard at work on the next generation of HyperSound products and we are confident they will improve the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from hearing impairments.”

Source: Parametric Sound Corporation., Market Wire

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