Audeara was created by a group of Brisbane-based doctors and the A-01 headphones promise to actually prevent hearing loss.
Originally revealed in March 2017 through a Kickstarter campaign, the world’s first full fidelity headphones with an in-built hearing test can be yours.
Apparently, there is an increasing number of 30 year olds with the hearing health usually associated with 60 year olds. Thankfully, the Audeara headphones can be used to test and retest hearing over a lifetime. Furthermore, they will adapt the music to your individual needs. They make music better, not louder, and provide perfect sound, always.
Audeara A-01 headphones
The A-01 makes you complete a hearing test when you first put them on – similar to the Even E1. However, the results are stored in the A-01 themselves. That hearing profile is used to adjust the sound signal as it passes through the cans. Moreover, each side is adjusted independently so that each part of the signal reaches the user’s brain perfectly as intended.
As all the technology is inside the headphones themselves, once you’ve taken that initial test, you don’t need the app again; unless, of course, you want to retake it. This means headphones are no longer simply passive magnets for signal conversion, instead, they’re sophisticated tools for personalised sound reproduction.
Audeara headphones use a software interface from a smartphone application to send Bluetooth commands to the on-board printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the headphones themselves to generate the tones and maintains consistency across all Bluetooth devices.
The headphones are calibrated and the profile is used as the baseline for accurate audiogram testing. After the user performs the audiogram, a modulation table is applied. This adjusts all incoming musical signals to the user’s requirements. Using an attenuation model, rather than increasing gain, ensures maximisation of the overall signal intensity, without distortion.
Finally, the results of the audiogram is displayed to allow for long-term tracking. If the your hearing profile shows significant impairment an alert will be shown. At that point it might be time to book an appointment with your doctor.
Dr James Fielding, CEO of Audeara, commented
The response from people who use the headphones for the first time is amazing. They’re usually overwhelmed at the difference in what they hear – and they wonder why they’ve been using off-the-shelf headphones for so long.”
Price and availability
The Audeara Headphones are available for £299.99 from www.audeara.com