Globes Article Traces Alango’s History

March 11, 2019 by: admin

From Hands-free Phone Tech to Assistive Hearing

Logo for Globes newspaper♦ 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.”

To read the entire article, click here.
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February 2019 Newsletter

February 12, 2019 by: admin

Give the Gift of Better Hearing

CES Interview with Alango CEO: "BeHear Now is the Swiss Army Knife of Hearing Technologies"
CES Interview with Alango CEO: “BeHear Now is the Swiss Army Knife of Hearing Technologies”

♦ Alango CEO Interviewed at CES ♦ Leading U.K. Charity for Hearing Loss Rates BeHear NOW ♦ Oaktree Products to Distribute Wear & Hear Solutions in North America ♦ Visit Wear & Hear at AAA in Columbus, Ohio ♦ BeHear NOW Showcased in Israeli Innovation Exhibition ♦

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Oaktree Products to Distribute Wear & Hear

February 07, 2019 by: admin

Leading multi-line distributor of products and supplies to the hearing industry in North America partners with Alango to offer personalized hearing devices to hearing professionals

Oaktree Products is the leading multi-line distributor of products and supplies to audiologists and hearing professionals.
Oaktree Products is the leading multi-line distributor of products and supplies to audiologists and hearing professionals.

♦ Alango has signed a distribution agreement with Oaktree Products (“Oaktree”), the leading multi-line distributor of products and supplies to audiologists and hearing professionals. According to the agreement, Oaktree will sell Alango’s “Wear & Hear” line of personal hearing devices via their catalog, online store, and specialty channels in North America.

Assistive Hearing Products Form New Hearables Category

To address the needs of the millions of people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss worldwide (who are not currently benefiting from hearing aids), Alango has incorporated its field-proven digital sound processing technologies into a line of affordable, wearable consumer electronics devices that provide personalized hearing enhancement to the wearer. The result: a new product line under the brand name “Wear & Hear”.

Leading Provider of Clinical Hearing Supplies Connects Professionals with Solutions

Oaktree and Alango staff outside the former's headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri.
Oaktree and Alango staff outside the former’s headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri.

“Amongst hearing professionals, the name Oaktree represents a competent resource for a wide variety of quality hearing supplies,” states Dr. Alexander Goldin, CEO and founder of Alango Technologies, Ltd. “We are excited to partner with Oaktree to bring our unique Wear & Hear solutions to hearing clinics in North America. We believe audiologists and other hearing professionals will appreciate the opportunity to offer the Wear & Hear alternative to clients who are not ready, for whatever reason, to use hearing aids.”

“In addition to clinical supplies, Oaktree Products has been involved in offering audiologists and other practitioners a wide scope of communication solutions beyond traditional hearing aids,” states Bob Kemp, founder and owner of Oaktree Products, Inc. “Wear & Hear is a product line that represents a viable option for adults who need some help but are not quite ready for regular hearing aids. One feature it has that is totally unique, is the ability to slow down speech on the phone, which could help a lot of people.”

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 is designed to enhance user’s hearing and deliver customized, crystal clear and pleasantly natural 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 truly personal Bluetooth headset featuring advanced signal processing with self-fitted ambient hearing enhancement and assistive listening capabilities. After a simple hearing preferences assessment performed via an intuitive smartphone application supporting both Android and iOS devices, all sounds (ambient, phone calls or music) are customized for the wearer.

HearLink™ is a Bluetooth transmitter that connects to the standard analog audio output of most audio devices or television sets. It sends the audio signal directly to the paired BeHear® NOW headset, thus eliminating ambient noises, room reverberation, and other types of sound interference which hamper intelligibility of speech and music appreciation.

About Oaktree Products

Established in 1992, Oaktree Products is the leading multi-line distributor of products and supplies to the hearing industry. Oaktree Products offers everything beyond the hearing instrument to audiologists and other hearing health care professionals with over 4200 products for use in the clinical environment. (https://www.oaktreeproducts.com/)

About Alango Technologies, Ltd.

Alango Technologies, Ltd. (www.alango.com) has been developing sound enhancement technologies since 2002, selling over 40 million software licenses that improve the audio experience in automotive, entertainment, and smart home applications around the world. Realizing the importance and opportunity of combining the sound enhancement technology found in hearing aids with the advances and costs in the consumer electronics world, the Company is now using its field-proven expertise in sound technology to create products for personal hearing enhancement: the “Wear & Hear” product line (www.WearAndHear.com).

Action on Hearing Loss Reviews BeHear Now

January 16, 2019 by: admin

Blogger Gives Top Marks to Wear & Hear Hearables

Action on Hearing Loss is the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK.♦ Kevin Taylor, a blogger at Action on Hearing Loss – the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK, recently published a comprehensive review of the BeHear Now headset and HearLink transmitter. He notes: “… BeHear NOW is a take anywhere device. Its built-in microphones aim to help you hear nearby conversation more easily, while Bluetooth means you can pair it to your smartphone for phone calls, or stream your favourite music tracks.”

In summary, he writes:

“BeHear NOW ticks the boxes for performance and it certainly packs in the features. If you have a mild to moderate hearing loss, BeHear NOW could be the answer if you don’t yet want to go down the prescribed hearing aid route.”

To read the entire article, click here.

December 2018 Newsletter

December 20, 2018 by: admin

Give the Gift of Better Hearing

Give the gift of better hearing - BeHear assistive hearing headsets
Give the gift of better hearing – BeHear assistive hearing headsets

♦ BeHear® NOW & HearLink™ Will Benefit You and Your Family ♦ Blogger Compares BeHear Now to BOSE Hearphones ♦ See us at #CES2019 – Sands, Health & Wellness Marketplace ♦ Roadmap Revealed: Upcoming Assistive Hearing Product Releases for 2019 ♦

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BeHear Now Headset Takes On Bose Hearphones

November 24, 2018 by: admin

Hearing Mojo Blogger Compares Hearables

BeHear Now and BOSE Hearphones provide similar functionality, but differ in product offering, price and distribution method.♦ David Copithorne, a blogger at Hearing Mojo, recently published an article comparing the Wear & Hear BeHear Now headset with the Hearphones hearable launched by Bose. While noting many similarities in functionality, he also mentioned important distinctions in the products, pricing, and distribution methods.

“[The Wear & Hear line’s] combination of innovations in product, price and distribution position it to compete successfully with established brands like Bose in the emerging hearables market.”

To read the entire comparative article, click here.

CMS to Distribute Wear & Hear in Canada

November 21, 2018 by: admin

Alango’s Wear & Hear line of personalized hearing devices to be distributed in Canada by hearing supply company, CMS

CMS, a healthcare consulting company which also created the hearables marketplace in Canada, will distribute Wear & Hear.
CMS, a healthcare consulting company which also created the hearables marketplace in Canada, will distribute Wear & Hear in that territory.

♦ Alango has signed a distribution agreement with Clinic Management Services Inc. (“CMS”), a healthcare consulting company which also created the hearables marketplace in Canada. According to the agreement, CMS will sell Alango’s “Wear & Hear” line of Personal Hearing Devices via their online store, specialty channels, and traditional consumer electronics channels in Canada.

Assistive Hearing Products Form New Hearables Category

To address the needs of the millions of people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss worldwide (who are not currently benefiting from hearing aids), Alango has incorporated its field-proven digital sound processing technologies into a line of affordable, wearable consumer electronics devices that provide personalized hearing enhancement to the wearer. The result: a new product line under the brand name “Wear & Hear”.

Experienced Healthcare Clinic Consultants Connect Hearing Professionals with Solutions

CMS recently participated in the annual Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA 2018) event, exhibiting the Wear & Hear products alongside other hearables in their booth. It was an opportunity to meet progressive audiologists looking to make a difference in their practices and introduce them to differentiated products that solve real client issues.

“With their real-world healthcare clinic experience, CMS is a trusted consultant for hearing professionals,” states Dr. Alexander Goldin, CEO and founder of Alango Technologies, Ltd. “I believe they are well-positioned to launch our Wear & Hear line of affordable, stylish, comfortable personalized hearing devices in Canada.”

“The hearing industry is at a crossroads. Multi-purpose hearing devices will bring the same catalytic change that smart phones brought to the mobile industry,” predicts Sharad Ojha, CEO of Clinic Management Services and hearableworld.com. According to Sharad, “This is the time for forward-thinking clinicians to embrace hearables and make them an inclusive part of their practices, to help the majority of clients who come into their clinics. We are very excited about our partnership with Alango because the Wear & Hear line of products provides a tangible, cost-effective solution to people who have a hearing challenge but do not choose to use hearing aids.”

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 is designed to enhance user’s hearing and deliver customized, crystal clear and pleasantly natural 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 ambient hearing enhancement and assistive listening capabilities. After a simple hearing assessment performed via an intuitive smartphone application supporting both Android and iOS devices, all BeHear sounds (ambient, phone calls or music) are customized for the auditory system of the wearer.

HearLink™ is a Bluetooth transmitter that connects to the standard analog audio output of most audio devices or television sets. It sends the audio signal directly to the paired BeHear® NOW headset, thus eliminating ambient noises, room reverberation, and other types of sound interference which hamper intelligibility of speech and music appreciation.

About Client Management Services (CMS)

CMS is a leading business solutions provider for independent clinic owners and healthcare providers. With deep expertise in managing businesses and operating successful clinics, CMS’ world class solutions are designed to make healthcare practices more efficient. CMS works with leading research labs across the world to bring the latest in hearable technology to the Canadian market. With a wide distribution network, our mandate is to make hearable technology available to communities across Canada. (https://thecms.ca/)

About Alango Technologies, Ltd.

Alango Technologies, Ltd. (www.alango.com) has been developing sound enhancement technologies since 2002, selling over 40 million software licenses that improve the audio experience in automotive, entertainment, and smart home applications around the world. Realizing the importance and opportunity of combining the sound enhancement technology found in hearing aids with the advances and costs in the consumer electronics world, the Company is now using its field-proven expertise in sound technology to create products for personal hearing enhancement: the “Wear & Hear” product line (www.WearAndHear.com).

Updated Review Published in Hearing Aid Know

November 04, 2018 by: admin

Geoff Cooling Evaluates BeHear Now Commercial Version

♦ Geoff Cooling, an Irish hearing aid blogger who has been involved with the hearing aid industry for over ten years, recently received delivery on the commercial version of the BeHear NOW assistive hearing headset. Among other things, he writes:

“They delivered amazingly crisp sound across all applications. Phone calls were excellent, especially with the slow down feature, music was crisp and really full, ambient sound was sharp and clear.”

To read the entire BeHear Now article, click here.

Customer Praises BeHear NOW Personal Hearing Device

November 01, 2018 by: admin

On-line Search Results in Enhanced Hearing

The hearing assessment in the W&H BeHear app allows the wearer to test his/her own hearing. The results are applied automatically to the headset for a truly personalized hearing experience -- no matter what the situation!
The hearing assessment in the W&H BeHear app allows the wearer to test his/her own hearing. The results are applied automatically to the headset for a truly personalized hearing experience — no matter what the situation!

♦ One of our first on-line customers was sufficiently moved by his experience with the BeHear NOW headset to write us about it in detail.

Thanks for your assistance in receiving the Wear & Hear.

It arrived yesterday.

At first I just tried it w/o hearing test or other adjustments except gain.

I was amazed at how much better it enhances sound than what I was using before.

Then I charged it and performed the standard test and later the advanced test.

It was incredibly good after the standard test was applied.

Then even a bit better after the advanced test.

A little additional fine tuning resulted in a bit better performance.

The android app worked well and was generally straight forward to use.

I was able to hear sounds that I don’t remember ever hearing before such as the crinkling sound when I opened the small plastic bags with the ear bud ear hooks, etc.

Dave Blackburn

October 2018 Newsletter

October 25, 2018 by: admin

Assistive Hearing Headset Available for Sale Worldwide

♦ BeHear® NOW & HearLink™ Available in On-line Store ♦ Next Stop: WCA South Africa ♦ Amplicom to Represent Alango ♦ Good Vibes at IFA Berlin ♦

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Read the complete October 2018 newsletter here.