hearing aid apps

By Laura Lovett 01:43 pm July 30, 2020
Eargo, maker of direct-to-consumer tech enabled hearing devices, scored a whopping $71 million in Series funding. Gilde Healthcare and Longitude Capital led the round with participation from New Enterprise Associates, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation and Nan Fung Life Sciences. As part of the news, the company announced that Gilde Healthcare’s Geoff Pardo and Longitude Capital’s Juliet...
By Laura Lovett 02:42 pm October 23, 2019
The expectations and lifestyles of baby boomers are quickly shaping the way new technologies are developing, and this includes hearing aids and related devices.  “They are the largest consumer of healthcare services, and they are very avid consumers of healthcare information and seek out information themselves,” Daniel Shen, founder of hearing aid company Eargo, said at the Connected Health...
By Jonah Comstock 07:55 am April 24, 2014
Minneapolis-based Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the largest hearing aid companies in the United States, has launched a Bluetooth-enabled, iPhone-connected hearing aid. Unlike most existing wireless hearing aids, the Halo device connects directly to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with no need for any additional device or a complicated setup. "Nearly all of the hearing aids in the US market...
By Jonah Comstock 08:52 am April 2, 2013
A British team at the University of Essex recently announced the launch of a free, open source app called BioAid to explore the project of turning the iPhone into a hearing aid. The core concept is very simple, and has, in fact, been thought of and implemented by various companies at least since 2009: Smartphones have built in microphones and they can play audio through headphones. By creating an...