A startup called Furness has been developing a device that helps people with disabilities use their hearing aids.
It has already been adopted by over 50 countries, including Canada.
Now the company is rolling out a new version of its device called the Furness Hear Hear, which has been tested in a handful of countries around the world.
According to the company’s CEO, Dr. Brian Frantz, it has a number of advantages over the first generation device, including improved signal processing.
“The biggest advantage of the device is the new processing, which is very much based on the research that we have done,” he told CBC News.
“This is something that was previously thought to be impossible, but it is now possible.”
Frantz added that the new version is also significantly lighter than the first iteration.
“It weighs less than two ounces and is more compact than the previous version,” he said.
“That is the key to this technology.”
In addition to the improved signal processor, the new model features improved audio quality and more powerful Bluetooth capabilities.
Frantz said that the Hear has a more robust microphone and a more sensitive microphone, which will help it to pick up noise from outside.
This new version also has a new display that provides a more detailed picture of the environment.
“When you look at this device, you’re going to see that the display is much more detailed, so it’s not just a flat rectangle,” he explained.
I think this is going to help us to build a better, more useful, and more productive system for people who are hearing-impaired.”