The IQBUDS 2 headphones (Photo: Walla! Technology, Niv Lilian)
Just this week we reported that Apple is going to turn its AirPods into hearing aids, and here in Israel a brand is entering that does the same: the Australian company Nohira is starting to market here in Israel wireless noise-cancelling headphones, designed specifically for those with mild to moderate hearing impairments (up to 40% hearing loss), under two brands: one of its own called IQBUDS 2 MAX and the other in partnership with HP.
The model that will be marketed here in collaboration with HP has received recognition as a medical hearing aid, and serves as a replacement for much more expensive hearing aids.
The IQBUDS 2 MAX use the technology of adjustable microphones with a narrow beam, which is able to separate and amplify human conversations against a background of general noise.
These wireless headphones can also be connected to televisions in order to listen to programs and movies, of course by Bluetooth, but also with an accessory designed for older televisions that do not support Bluetooth, called IQSTREAM.
The new headphones.
They use the technology of adjustable microphones with a narrow beam (photo: Walla! Technology, Niv Lilian)
The headphones support seven different listening environments and seven noise filtering profiles to optimize listening between them: home, office, restaurant, training, driving and flying.
They have a battery life of up to five hours of music streaming and eight hours of audio processing, and the case allows charging for another 20 hours.
They are supported on iOS and Android and have an IP54 standard, which makes them resistant to splashes, sweat and light rain, and also include support for all known voice assistants.
Their price will be NIS 2290 and they will be sold exclusively in the Bug network.
The second model, which will be sold under the HP Pro brand and is in collaboration with the technology giant, has been recognized as a hearing aid, and is supported by an HP application called EAR ID, which actually performs a hearing test to specifically adjust the personal amplification in the ear.
According to the company, the headphones offer amplification and hearing improvement of up to 30% for those with mild to moderate hearing impairments.
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