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11

Oct
2017

In Hearing Technology

By Rosie Williams

Why hearing aids are so much more impressive than the iPhone X

On 11, Oct 2017 | In Hearing Technology | By Rosie Williams

The release of the iPhone X has caused much of a stir in the technology world and we don’t just mean because of the price tag. Apple promise a new and improved facial recognition software, which uses biometrics to map the users face to 30,000 invisible dots using the TrueDepth camera.

Whilst Apple are not actually the first to release a facial recognition feature on a smart phone, they are the first to promise absolute reliability and security, ensuring that the tech cannot be easily tricked using a photograph or a mask.

This is all sounds very new and exciting and it certainly seems to have shaken up the smart phone market since they announced the new feature.

 

What are biometrics?

Biometry is the application of statistical analysis to biological data. Biometrics is the measurement of people’s physical and behavioral characteristics for use in some way,  currently mainly used for identification and verification.

Biometrics is a science we’re all becoming accustomed to in our day-to-day lives as technological innovation and personalization moves forward, such as fingerprint scanning on smart phones and biometric passports. And now, this technology has made its way to hearing aids.
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Introducing the worlds first hearing aid with Biometric Calibration – Phonak Virto™ B

On 11, Oct 2017 | In Hearing Technology | By Jerusha Shulberg

First came the fingerprint, then the retina scan. Now, it’s all about the ear! These distinct parts of our bodies are unique to every individual and because they are unique, they can be used for biometrics. But what exactly is biometrics?

 

Each ear is unique, each ear hears differently

Biometrics is the measurement of people’s physical and behavioral characteristics that are mainly used for identification and access control. It’s something we’re all becoming accustomed to as innovation and personalization moves forward. For example, many smartphones have an integrated finger scan; biometric passports are standard today- even photographs can be sorted according to facial recognition. And now, this technology has made its way to hearing.
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05

Jun
2017

In Hearing Technology

By Rosie Williams

Phonak Virto™ B-Titanium Hearing Aids

On 05, Jun 2017 | In Hearing Technology | By Rosie Williams

Phonak have introduced their smallest ever custom hearing device, the Phonak Virto™ B-Titanium, made with medical grade titanium and the latest AutoSense operating system.

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28

Oct
2016

In Hearing Technology
News

By Rosie Williams

Rechargeable Technology with Phonak Audéo Belong™

On 28, Oct 2016 | In Hearing Technology, News | By Rosie Williams

Phonak Belong-R™ has been released – the first hearing aid to feature a specifically designed built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery which provides 24 hours* of hearing with one charge. In the modern world of reliance on rechargeable devices where daily charging is part of our daily routine, this is the first time rechargeable batteries could become a mainstay in the world of the hearing treatment technology.

Phonak Audeo™ B-R removes the hassles of disposable batteries and gives you the confidence of knowing that your hearing technology is charged and ready to take you through long days.

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Which will it be? Dementia, or hearing better than a normal-hearing person

On 24, Feb 2015 | No Comments | In News | By Jerusha Shulberg

In my work, I keep track of technology developments across a variety of fields to try to better anticipate what the future might be like (especially for media and news). Since getting hearing aids about a year and a half ago, and becoming a contributor to this blog, I’ve (of course) included advancements in hearing technology as well as hearing medicine and research to my scanning routine.

Lately, there’s been a lot of activity in the “hearing” space, both positive and worrying. (Since I am, for the most part, a technology optimist, I believe — and hope — that a positive hearing future is more likely.)

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06

Jun
2014

No Comments

In News
Professional News

By Sam

24 hour replacement of a sense

On 06, Jun 2014 | No Comments | In News, Professional News | By Sam

24 hour replacement of a sense

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