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AirPods Pro can act as affordable hearing aids, as good as far more expensive devices, shows study

November 17, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

AirPods Pro can serve as affordable hearing aids, with one study suggesting that they perform as well as dedicated devices costing four-figure sums.

Apple is believed to have hearing aid functionality as a medium-term goal for AirPods as part of its commitment to Accessibility, and has already made some moves in this direction …

Modern hearing aids are sophisticated devices, with the ability to do things like filter unwanted frequency ranges and focus in particular directions. But that sophistication comes at a cost. A typical mid-range hearing aid costs several thousand dollars, and top-of-the-range ones come in at around $10K, creating a gap in the market for high-tech yet affordable hearing aids.

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