Review Published in Hearing Aid Know

June 19, 2018 by: admin

Geoff Cooling Praises BeHear Now

♦ Geoff Cooling, an Irish hearing aid blogger who has been involved with the hearing aid industry for over ten years, recently received delivery on a Beta version of the BeHear NOW assistive hearing headset. Among other things, he writes “… they delivered amazingly crisp sound across all applications.”

To read the BeHear Now article, click here.

 

BeHear Now in Technology Today

May 16, 2018 by: admin

Product Review About BeHear Now Published

♦ Alan J. Pierce, the editor of Technology Today which provides classroom resources on new and emerging technologies, recently published a review of BeHear Now. The article, entitled “BeHear Now Can Improve Your Hearing”, describes the thinking that led to the inception of the Wear & Hear line of assistive hearing solutions, as well as the main features of the BeHear NOW headset.

To read the BeHear Now article, click here.

BeHear NOW in Hearing Health Magazine

May 15, 2018 by: admin

Industry Journal Features BeHear

♦ The Spring 2018 edition of Hearing Health magazine includes an advertorial about BeHear NOW headsets. The article, entitled “Hearing Enhancement, Inspired by Technological Advances”, describes the thinking that led to the inception of the Wear & Hear line of assistive hearing solutions, as well as the main features of the BeHear NOW headset.

To read the BeHear NOW article, click here.

Read the complete Spring 2018 edition of Hearing Health here.

May 2018 Newsletter

May 07, 2018 by: admin

W&H Line at Audiology Conference

♦ Wear & Hear Line Showcased in International Audiology Event ♦ First Feedback from Backers ♦ Planned Participation in HLAA2018 in Minneapolis ♦

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Read the complete May 2018 newsletter here.

March 2018 Newsletter

March 27, 2018 by: admin

First Newsletter Edition Published

♦ Video clip of BeHear NOW beta user testimonial ♦ Planned participation in #AAA2018 event in Nashville ♦ Mention of Wear & Hear activities in audioXpress article ♦ Announcement of our business development activities in Europe ♦

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Read the complete March 2018 newsletter here.

User Testimonial for BeHear NOW Assistive Hearing Headset

March 18, 2018 by: admin

BeHear NOW Beta Tester Shares Experience

Keith Bookman, participant in Beta testing program for BeHear NOW in Israel, provides a testimonial about the product’s effectiveness and comfort.

BeHear NOW is a is a multi-functional, high-performance, low-cost alternative to traditional hearing aids. It is a self-tunable, truly personal Bluetooth® headset featuring advanced signal processing with hearing enhancement and assistive listening capabilities.

Prior to officially launching the product to worldwide markets, we have been running focus groups and organizing beta testing programs to make sure that the units are effective, intuitive, and comfortable.

In this video interview, Keith Bookman of Moshav Ya’ad in the Lower Galilee, Israel, describes his experience with traditional hearing aids, and contrasts that with his impressions of the BeHear NOW headset, on his first day, and then again after two weeks of use:

BeHear NOW is scheduled for launch in the United States in April 2018, at the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Launches in other markets will take place later this year.

For more information about BeHear NOW, including pricing and availability, register for our newsletter.

Wear & Hear Line Prepares for European Launch

February 28, 2018 by: admin

Alango recruits veteran hearing technology professional to develop sales and distribution channels for its assistive hearing products in Europe

Hans Zwart (left) signs an agreement with Alango to represent the Wear & Hear line in Europe.

Alango, a leading supplier of voice and audio enhancement technologies for the communication and entertainment markets, has signed a representation agreement with Hans Zwart, a 30+ year veteran of the hearing health industry. According to the agreement Mr. Zwart will create sales and distribution channels on the Continent and in the United Kingdom for Alango’s “Wear & Hear” hearables product line.

Veteran Hearing Professional Brings Market Knowledge and Connections

Mr. Zwart has accumulated more than 30 years’ experience in the hearing health industry, for the most part on an international level. He has held such positions as Marketing & Sales Director of ExSilent BV, a company which developed innovative hearing healthcare products; Managing Director at Varibel Innovations BV, a developer of directional hearing glasses based on digital technology; and Sales Consultant at Otoharmonics LLC, a developer of custom neuroscience-based sound therapy for patients with tinnitus. Furthermore, Mr. Zwart has been trained as an acoustician.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Zwart to the Wear & Hear team at Alango,” states Dr. Alexander Goldin, CEO and founder of Alango Technologies, Ltd. “I am confident that his deep understanding of the hearing challenges experienced by over a billion people worldwide, coupled with his connections to leading hearing product distribution channels in Europe, will serve to bring our innovative hearing enhancement solutions to those who need them most.”

“I am honored and motivated to join the Wear & Hear team and share its journey to bring affordable hearing enhancement to all European countries,” states Mr. Zwart. “The ability to improve people’s quality of life with a ground-breaking product will be both rewarding and challenging, and I intend to recruit the most qualified partners to accomplish this task.”

Hearables Line Combines Alango Sound Enhancement Technology with State-of-the-Art Consumer Electronics

The Wear & Hear line of stylish, affordable, always-on, always-connected wearable audio devices (“hearables”) is designed to deliver crystal clear and pleasantly natural customized audio and voice directly to an individual’s ears. The first member of the Wear & Hear product line, BeHear® NOW, is a multi-functional, high-performance, low-cost alternative to traditional hearing aids. It is a self-tunable, truly personal Bluetooth® headset featuring advanced signal processing with hearing enhancement and assistive listening capabilities.

Wear & Hear Availability

BeHear NOW is scheduled for launch in the United States in April 2018, at the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The European launch will take place later this year.

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BeHear is a registered trademark of Alango Technologies, Ltd. in the United States. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

For More Information

Ruth Bridger
Marketing Director of Assistive Products
Alango Technologies, Ltd.
+972 4 8580743 x106
info@WearAndHear.com
www.WearAndHear.com

Calling All Early-Adopters: Back Our Campaign Now to Get an Advance BeHear NOW Unit

January 10, 2018 by: admin

BeHear NOW is a Bluetooth headset with all-around, personalized hearing enhancement.

We are excited to announce the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to increase awareness and generate feedback for the first member of our “Wear & Hear” assistive products line: BeHear® NOW.

BeHear NOW is a stylish personal hearing product that looks and functions like a Bluetooth stereo headset, but includes fully customizable ambient hearing amplification. It suits people with mild to moderate hearing loss and overcomes the stigma, expense and limited functionality of a traditional hearing aid.

What makes BeHear NOW different from a hearing aid?

  • Scope: improves the user’s overall hearing experience when conversing in person or on the phone, watching television, listening to recorded or live music, or just going about daily activities.
  • Customization: can be personalized by the user with a convenient, intuitive smartphone application.
  • Design: looks and feels like a modern Bluetooth stereo headset.
  • Technology: leveraging our company’s 15+ years’ experience developing sound enhancement technologies for consumer electronics devices.
  • Sound Quality: much wider frequency range than hearing aids, which are developed for speech enhancement only. Highest quality acoustic components designed for hi-fi music allow efficient reproduction and amplification of sounds from 70Hz up to 12KHz.

Why is BeHear NOW being promoted in an Indiegogo campaign?

We are already far along in the development process, having completed the design and initial production of the product. Local testing is in full swing, and now we are looking for additional feedback from users around the world before we announce general availability this spring. The Indiegogo platform gives us the opportunity to reach out to a wide range of people who can benefit from a customizable, cost-effective, feature-rich hearing enhancement product.

What is the next step?

We’re live on Indiegogo right now.  The first 300 backers will receive their BeHear NOW units right after the campaign ends in February. Take a look at the project details and if you’d like to test one out for yourself, or get one for someone you know, don’t wait too long!

Affirmation for Personalized Hearing Products at #AudiologyNOW17

April 13, 2017 by: admin

#AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).

AudiologyNOW!, held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the world’s largest gathering of audiologists. Alango participated in this annual meeting, which includes four days of educational sessions and an expo, by exhibiting and presenting an Industry Update. It was a great opportunity to announce our Wear & Hear line of personalized hearing products in the United States, explore the latest in hearing technology, and network with hearing professionals from around the world.

We were encouraged to hear from visitors to our booth as well as panelists in the conference that PSAPs (Personal Sound Amplification Products) and other assistive listening technologies such as ours are being welcomed by audiologists around the world. These products provide an affordable, stylish, and high performance alternative to hearing aids.

Check out these photos from the event:

  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    The Alango booth featured sample products from our soon-to-be-released Wear & Hear line of personalized hearing products.
  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    Hearing SALT is Alango's "Swiss Army Knife" for assistive hearing technology, embodying a personal sound amplifier, Bluetooth headset, remote microphone, TV listening system, Bluetooth intercom, T-coil receiver, and various safety and healthcare features.
  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    One of the most rewarding opportunities afforded by international meetings is face-to-face conversations with colleagues.
  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    We were honored to provide an Industry Update at the event, highlighting our concept product "BeHear".
  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    Our booth was well-positioned between groups that advance the support for U.S. veterans' hearing health.
  • #AudiologyNOW17 was a great place to meet up with forward-thinking audiologists, such as Brian Taylor (center), editor of Hearing News Watch at HearingHealthMatters.org. He is flanked by Alango CEO Alexander Goldin (left) and Alango audiologist and engineer Suhail Habib Alla (right).
    180 companies were represented in the expo, demonstrating their goods and services to the more than 800 students who attended the conference.

Hearable and Assistive Listening Products Announced

December 26, 2016 by: admin

Alango introduces new concept products to aid the hearing impaired

Alango Ltd., sister company of Alango Technologies Ltd. (“Alango”), announced the introduction of new products in the hearable and assistive listening category. These products are based on the DSP software technologies of Alango Technologies Ltd., a global leader in voice, audio, and hearing enhancement.

The Alango Ltd. hearables and assistive listening Web site (www.WearAndHear.com) includes details about two concept products that are currently in Beta testing: BeHear® and SALT. Product release is expected in the second quarter of 2017.

BeHear is a neck loop style Bluetooth® headset with external microphones on each earbud enabling binaural hearing enhancement. The hearing enhancement is made available via HearPhones™, DSP pre-processing software for hearing enhancement and assistive listening, which is the next generation of the software reference design that Alango has been licensing to its customers for their Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs). HearPhones includes digital signal processing (DSP) libraries for all device modes: hearing enhancement, phone call, and assistive listening.

Additionally, BeHear will be equipped with Alango’s ListenThrough™  technology. ListenThrough is a smart algorithm for headphones that allows important environmental sounds (alarm, car horn, train, etc.) to be passed through so that the user can listen to streamed music while remaining aware of the environment. Furthermore, BeHear will support EasyListen™, a listening mode that dynamically slows down incoming speech to make it more understandable. EasyListen helps increase intelligibility of “fast talkers”, foreign languages, and recorded messages.

SALT (Smart Assistive Listening Transceiver) can be described as the Swiss Army Knife for the hearing impaired. SALT includes all the functionality of BeHear while extending it by adding additional components. Either headphones or an induction loop can interface with SALT, which additionally includes an onboard T-Coil receiver and stereo-beamforming 4-microphone array to act as an interview or remote microphone. It is a truly multi-functional device that assists hearing in multiple real world situations and additionally works as a speakerphone, wireless intercom, emergency call device, and more.

Alexander Goldin, Alango’s founder and CEO said, “Alango is developing technology for improving the quality of life for people that have a hearing impairment. As a technology development company, we have a strong interest in seeing the hearables market come into fruition. This market will offer choices and benefits for many people. Our work began on HearPhones over two years ago, and we will continue making it better. HearPhones is what powers BeHear and SALT – our contribution to the realization of this promising market. HearPhones is available to support those who are developing hearing enhancement products and who share the dream of growing the hearables market.”

About Alango Technologies

Alango Technologies Ltd. is a leading developer and licensor of front-end DSP technologies for voice communication and mobile audio. Alango’s worldwide customers include companies of different scales, covering a wide product range. Alango technologies can be found in in-car infotainment systems, after-market hands-free car kits, navigation systems, mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, audio conferencing systems, intercoms, assistive listening devices, security and military applications. Further information about Alango can be found at www.alango.com.

Contact Information

Robert Schrager
Director of Sales and Marketing
Alango Technologies, Ltd.
Tel. +972-4-858-0743

www.alango.com

Ruth Bridger
Marketing Director of Assistive Products
Alango Ltd.
Tel. +972-4-858-0743