American audio company Bose has launched SoundControl headphones for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. These hearing aids must be combined Bose Hear application, which can help users adjust, program, and control them.
Bose claims they are clinically proven and offer quality results for audiologists. The company also claims they are the first directly to the consumer authorized by the FDA hearing aid which does not require a visit to the doctor, a hearing test or a prescription.
The company has used its CustomTune technology built into the Bose Hear app, which is said to allow users to customize their settings in about 30 minutes. This can be done using two controls: World Volume and Treble / Bass.
Apart from that, there is also a focus feature which is said to allow users to choose the “Front” setting in the chat area or the “Everywhere” setting to hear sounds around.
The company includes three sizes of ear tips, both open and closed dome. In order to find the right fit and design, the app will offer a step-by-step guide and tutorials in simple language.
In addition to a 90-day risk-free trial for the device, Bose offers dedicated product support for its SoundControl hearing aids.
Each hearing aid is said to weigh about 3 grams and contains two microphones, a small speaker and a standard zinc-air 312 battery. Bose states that a total of eight batteries are included and that one lasts up to four days when used 14 daily hours.
In terms of compatibility, Bose SoundControl headphones are compatible with iOS and Android devices.
Priced at $ 849.95, they will be available starting May 18 in five U.S. states: Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.