hearing health

Olive Union

(Photo Credit: Olive Union) 

By  Laura Lovett 03:08 pm April 5, 2021
Hearing health company Olive Union landed $7 million in its Series B funding round. Beyond Next Ventures, Bonds Investment Groups and Japan Policy Finance Corporation led the round. This news comes just months after the company released its latest smart wearable, the Olive Pro, which doubles as hearing aids and wireless earbuds. According to the company, this new round brings the total raise to $...
Screenshots from Apple's hearing study app
By  Jonah Comstock 01:53 pm March 3, 2021
In honor of World Hearing Day today, Apple and the University of Michigan (along with the World Health Organization) have released preliminary data from the Apple Hearing Study announced back in September 2019. "WHO estimates that there's about 450 million people around the world that have a hearing loss. That's a tremendous public health burden – there's not many other conditions that even...
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  Dave Muoio 03:37 pm September 10, 2019
Apple today announced that it will be launching three new Apple Watch health studies in partnership with major healthcare and academic organizations, including the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and others. These upcoming studies will capture data regarding participants’ sound exposure, menstrual cycles, heart rate and physical activity. Each will be open to U.S. Apple...