While most of us think nothing of sitting down in front of our TVs or computer screens to watch our favorite shows and downloads, listen to music or make Skype calls, for hundreds of millions of people around the world these seemingly simple experiences are not so straightforward, nor as enjoyable. It is a sad fact that 1 in 3 baby boomers suffer with some degree of hearing loss – Carmen herself is 60% deaf - and so they never get to enjoy the true and intended experience of audio entertainment content. However, a revolutionary new product has just been launched which has been specifically designed to help improve the lives of countless hearing-impaired people.
San Francisco-based SonicCloud has already created groundbreaking technology that enriches sound for people with mild to severe hearing loss, and has been named as a finalist in Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards. But this week the Carmen-backed company unveiled its latest innovation, SonicCloud Streaming, which for the first time will enable people with dramatic hearing loss to effortlessly comprehend TV, movies, music, podcasts, audiobooks, conference calls and more, via their Mac computers.
This breakthrough solution has been years in the making. SonicCloud has been working alongside world-class audiologists, digital signal processing experts and auditory neuroscientists to develop the technology, which is the culmination of thousands of hours of effort developing and testing. The underlying technology incorporates not only an intimate knowledge of how to enhance hearing at a mechanical level, but also how to compensate for neural and environmental differences too.
Watch: Co-founder Larry Guterman with brand advocate Sean Hayes launch SonicCloud Streaming on the Dr. Oz TV show…