We’re so excited to announce that after a record high number of over 1,800 submissions, Vibe Air was chosen as a winner in the Health & Wellness category at this year’s CES Innovation Awards!
With so many hearing aids on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose which one works for your needs and fits your budget.
This week, we’re going to spend a little time talking about some of the ways that Vibe Air stands out from the pack as one of the most innovative hearing aids available.
Revolutionary Multi-directional Microphone
One of the ways that hearing aids are able to focus sound for better hearing is by having multiple microphones.
This way, the hearing aids can pick up which direction the sound seems to be coming from by measuring where it hits the device first, even if that’s only by a few milliseconds. For instance, if the sound comes to the front microphone first, the hearing aid amplifies that source, much like how our own natural hearing works.
Unfortunately, having multiple microphones focused in different directions has previously only been possible with visible, behind-the-ear style hearing aids. When hearing aids are placed deep into the ear canals it was considered impossible to focus on a specific sound direction.
Vibe Air’s One Microphone Beam Technology™ has changed all that.
Instead of focusing on having two microphones, we found a way to determine how the sound changes when it comes from a different direction. So, if the sound comes from the front, it will have been hitting the outer ear first and then led into the ear canal. By using these characteristics of the sound, we can make the hearing aid focus on the sounds coming from the front anyway.
This way, you can hear someone sitting across from you in a busy restaurant or hear someone calling your name as you’re walking down the street.
From Unboxing to Better Hearing in 10 Minutes
The Vibe Air is a do-it-yourself, pre-fitted hearing aid where no help is needed to get it set up once you’ve purchased a pair.
It takes about 10 minutes from unpacking the box until the hearing aids are ready to use. Simply choose one of the four different sizes of “click-sleeves” for the best fit on the hearing aid.
Once you’ve installed our Vibe app, you can connect your hearing aids to your phone for easy adjustments in real time.
We’ve got an awesome customer service staff on hand that can do any fine-tuning remotely if needed but for the most part once you’ve got the app installed you’re ready to go!
Prescription-Grade Sound in a (nearly) Invisible Package
Crystal clear sound can indeed come from a nearly invisible package.
Our wicked smart engineers have found some way to get prescription grade sound out of an incredibly small device that makes a dime seem positively gigantic.
These tiny devices boast the best sound quality you can ask for.
They’ve even got advanced feedback cancellation so you won’t be bothered by background noise and only hear what’s important to you.
From our state-of-the-art microphone, prescription grade sound, and self-fitting design all packed into a nearly-invisible hearing aid, the Vibe Air has features that once were only possible with visible behind-the-ear hearing aids.
We’re totally obsessed with breaking down the barriers of accessibility in healthcare. Our CES award encourages us to continue to hold ourselves to the exacting standards until everyone who needs a hearing aid can get one.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Vibe Air, talk to one of our Certified Partners today to learn more.