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.
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.
Our booth was well-positioned between groups that advance the support for U.S. veterans' hearing health.
One of the most rewarding opportunities afforded by international meetings is face-to-face conversations with colleagues.
180 companies were represented in the expo, demonstrating their goods and services to the more than 800 students who attended the conference.
We were honored to provide an Industry Update at the event, highlighting our concept product "BeHear".
BeHear, a wireless Bluetooth headset scheduled for release this summer, is a customizable, affordable, personal hearing assistant. Audiologists can use it to expand their offering, enabling clients to enhance their enjoyment of music and the intelligibility of conversation.
The consumer electronics industry is encroaching on the hearing aid business, offering products that are far less expensive and available without the involvement of audiologists or other professionals.
So writes Andrew Pollack in an article published on April 20, 2016 in the New York Times, following his visit to AudiologyNOW! 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The article cites some of the latest trends in the struggle to address the needs of millions of Americans who suffer from hearing impairment but are not electing to purchase hearing aids.
Consumer electronics, such as those in the Wear & Hear line of hearing enhancement and assistive listening products, are poised to fill the void.