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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Open Spec for Hearing Aids

An Open standard for hearing aid manufacturers, the article says.  Makes lots of sense.

Google working on native hearing aid support for an upcoming Android release    By Abner Li

Today’s hearing aids increasingly overlap and share the same functionality as Bluetooth headphones. Google is now working to improve the experience on Android with native support through a new direct audio streaming specification coming in a future OS update.

Google announced a partnership with hearing aids manufacturer GN Hearing today to add direct audio streaming from Android to these assistive devices. In addition to their primary purpose of amplifying sounds, hearing aids will be able to essentially act as Bluetooth headphones. Wearers will be able to just use one device to hear the world, listen to music, take phone calls, and more  ... "

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