Hearables – basically in-ear Bluetooth® headphones – mainly inspire as a lifestyle product for listening to music. The main focus is on perfect sound, practicality, and intuitive usability. However, viewed completely, this type of Hearables is only the tip of the iceberg. Wikipedia defines Hearables as ” technically advanced, electronic in-ear-devices designed for multiple purposes ranging from wireless transmission to communication objectives, medical monitoring, and fitness tracking.”
Hearables are shown in all their diversity when we look beyond the world of lifestyle earbuds. Functions that initially support music enjoyment, such as clearness or noise cancellation. Also, serve their purpose in the segment of hearing improvement: Hearables declared as Assistive Listening Devices compensate for hearing deficiencies to a certain extent, mainly based on a hearing test to be performed by the user via the app. However, even manufacturers of conventional hearing aids have recognized the potential of Hearables: Hearing Instruments with an earbud look and feel and additional lifestyle functions are increasingly available on the market. In the end, one remark about all hearables: they should enrich life, make it easier and more comfortable.