Bose Unveils FDA-Approved Hearing Aids That Don’t Require A Prescription

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Bose’s latest launch is a little different from its usual offerings. The audio company has now unveiled the Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids (US$849.95), which have been FDA-approved to be sold directly to consumers without a prescription.

The hearing aids are self-fitting, with options to personalize them according to individual needs using the ‘Hear’ app, specially designed by Bose to be used with the device.

‘Hear’ is the first self-tuning mobile app that’s been clinically proven to provide audiologist-quality customization for users with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Users can choose specific sounds to amplify. For example, when the ‘World Volume’ is turned up, quieter sounds will be amplified more, making for a more comfortable listen. The treble/bass settings can also be adjusted so that voices sound more natural or crisp depending on your preference.

Even the direction you hear sound coming from is customizable. Using the app’s ‘Focus’ setting, the microphones in each hearing aid will adjust to fit the direction you choose.

The ‘Front’ feature helps to focus sounds in front of the user, making it ideal for conversations. The ‘Everywhere’ feature allows for 360-directional listening, which is great for general listening when out and about.

For more information on the Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids, head over to the site here, where you can also take a free hearing screening test.

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Image via Bose

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[via SlashGear and Bose, cover image via Bose]

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