Alango Assistive Hearing Technology Wins OPPO Research Institute International Competition
Alango Technologies, a leading independent provider of DSP speech and audio enhancement software technologies for the communications industry, today announced that the company’s BeHear line of concept products placed among the top ten solutions deemed by the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator competition judges to promote a better and more inclusive future.
OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, sponsored the competition. A total of 536 entries were submitted by technology experts, entrepreneurs, and social science researchers from 39 countries and regions around the world. Over the three-month period proposals were judged by a committee from OPPO Research Institute and partners based on four criteria: Feasibility, Innovation & Originality, Social Value, and Long-term Potential. The ten winning teams will share the $460,000 prize fund and other resources provided by OPPO and its partners. To learn more about the OPPO Research Institute Innovation Accelerator and this year’s winning proposals, visit oppo.com/en/proposal.
The BeHear line of personal hearing amplifiers (www.alango-behear.com) represents a new concept of forward-thinking consumer electronics products that combine the features of advanced hearing aids, Bluetooth headsets, and TV listening systems. They are affordable, self-fitting, and lack the social stigma associated with medical hearing aids. BeHear products boost face-to-face conversations, improve the intelligibility of voice and video calls, increase the sound clarity of TV programs, and enrich the enjoyment of listening to music and nature sounds. Users can customize BeHear products either directly from the device, or via a smartphone app.
Alango licenses its technologies as an integrated software package to enable OEMs and ODMs to quickly include personalizable hearing enhancement functionality in their Bluetooth TWS, headphone, and hearing aid devices.
“Alango-BeHear is honored to have been recognized by OPPO and looks forward to using the program’s resources to expand access to hearing enhancement solutions, worldwide. Our vision is to use our technological know-how to improve the quality of life for those who need hearing help. Winning this competition will help advance that effort.”Dr. Alexander Goldin, Founder and CEO of Alango Technologies
About Alango Technologies
Alango Technologies, Ltd. (www.alango.com) has been developing sound enhancement technologies since 2002, selling over 70 million software licenses that improve the audio experience in automotive, entertainment, and smart home applications around the world.
Globes Article Traces Alango’s History
From Hands-free Phone Tech to Assistive Hearing
♦ This article published in the Globes newspaper traces Alango’s history from its founding to present day sound technology enhancements in the form of assistive hearing devices.
The Globes writer, Gali Weinreb, interviewed Alango’s CEO, Dr. Alexander Goldin. The article traces Dr. Goldin’s career prior to founding Alango two decades ago, and documents how he used the company’s expertise in sound enhancement technology to launch its new line of personalized hearing devices called Wear & Hear. Furthermore, benefits of BeHear NOW, the recently launched first product in the Wear & Hear line, are described. For example:
“…at least for people with slight hearing problems, the product can be adapted without an audiologist.”