This AI Hearing Aid Will Do More Than Enhance Your Hearing

Written by Monica Savaglia
Posted August 31, 2018 at 9:11AM

It seems like every day, the tech industry is promising us a better life. But is it really? Well, for those of you who are currently wearing hearing aids, or might need to at some point, you might have a better experience with this new artificial intelligence (AI) hearing aid.

Starkey Hearing Technologies is offering an AI hearing aid that's hopefully better than any other hearing aid on the market today. It's not only better, but it also might even have the ability to raise your hearing beyond what's considered normal.

The company is reinventing the hearing aid for a generation that's obsessed with the next great tech device. This new smart hearing aid could be the next great tech device.

Source: Starkey Hearing Technologies.

The Livio hearing aid enhances your ability to hear things. It can also automatically translate foreign languages and track physical and mental well-being.

Starkey Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dr. Achin Bhowmik said in a recent interview: "I believe Livio A.I. heralds the hearing industry's iPhone moment."

He went on to say:

The mobile phones prior to the iPhone were single-purpose devices, allowing us to make phone calls. In contrast, today's smartphones are multipurpose devices. Hearing aids have so far been single-purpose devices as well, helping people hear better by amplifying sound. We are changing that with Livio A.I. With embedded sensors and artificial intelligence, we are turning the hearing aid into a multifunction health-monitoring and multiuse device that will help us lead better lives in many more ways. This is driven by our mission to improve human lives through technology.

The company aims to not only enhance a person's hearing but also provide them with other purposes to help them better their lives and lifestyles...

This Device Is More Than a Hearing Aid

The hearing aid will be able to translate between 27 languages when synced up with a companion app, called Thrive. The translation will appear in the selected language on the mobile device.

This will serve as an easy way to communicate with a person who doesn't speak your native language. All you'll have to do is show them the translation. And if a person says something in a language that's unfamiliar to you, the words will be translated into spoken English through the earpiece.

But the hearing aid's amazing features don't stop there. It can also count your steps, determine your "brain score" based on active listening and social engagement, stream music, and respond to smart gestures. For example, a person wearing the hearing aid would be able to control the volume from a TV by double tapping their ear instead of having to search for the remote.

The hearing aid manages and separates layers of sound to replicate "normal" hearing. This would be ideal in loud places and also when trying to hone in and pay attention to someone talking to you. With this device, you'll be able to hear clearly.

Hearing loss affects your everyday life. So, being able to hear at all would make you happy. But with Livio AI, you'll be able to not only hear but also have a variety of features to assist in maintaining and enhancing your physical and mental well-being.

AI continues to pave the way for groundbreaking and innovative technologies. Researching and sharing products that'll give a person a better life is what motivates me to invest in AI.

Until next time,

Monica Savaglia Signature Park Avenue Digest

Monica Savaglia
Editorial Director, Park Avenue Digest

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