Found these interesting. Haven’t had time to investigate. https://www.geteven.co/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ocpm&utm_campaign=newengen-prospecting-LALUS-1Buyers
Couldn’t find any info on how much gain variability these provide so I contacted them. 5dB. Not sure if that’s + or - 5 db or a total range of 5dB, but it’s clearly not enough!
Their website says the earphones deliver up to 110dB. I would be a bit worried about that level as I don’t want to lose any more hearing. I guess it is no worse than people turning up the volume too high on their current normal headphones but I’ll stick with my HAs.
Check out this one future of headphones & yeah also best for those who can’t wear hearing aid - Wireless & Waterproof Bone Conduction Headphones
^^^ Very interesting site! So - maybe a DUMB question - but could I use a set of these -f’instance the Sain Sonic MB-7 Bone Conduction Headphone -
to stream phone calls from my Samsung Galaxy S6, do you think? If they are bluetooth-enabled, I assume I’d be able to pair them with my cell phone and have a hands-free phone call. ANYONE out there have an answer?
I’ve tried a pair of bone conduction headphones before that my brother-in-law bought for himself out of curiosity. I must say I wasn’t very impressed with it. It didn’t have enough in the bass department if you truly want to use it as a music headphones with good bass. I’m not sure if it can really compensate for one’s hearing loss like an HA can. It didn’t help with my hearing loss. And it not only vibrates, it does generate sound as well, so you can bother people nearby you in a quiet place.
If they’re Bluetooth enabled, then I think you should be able to use it for phone calls, although you’ll still need to talk into the phone’s mic, I think. I really don’t know if it has enough amplification to compensate for your hearing loss, though. If you want to try it out, I would strongly advise buying from some place with a good return policy so you won’t be stuck with it if it doesn’t work out for you.
As far as I can interpret, these are just headphones that include essentially an equalizer program for gain vs frequency. Something you can also do for free with software on your laptop or PC. Still, it’s a very interesting idea, putting the equalizer function directly in the headphones. I did their on-line trial and was fairly impressed with the results.
3-band equalizer (bass, mid, treble) are everywhere, in car radio, on smart phones, receivers, power amps, etc. It looks like this one has an 8-band equalizer, which is better. But most HAs have 16 bands or more. And I’m sure most HAs have more than just + or - 5db gain.
I was intrigued by the idea of these and wanted a set of headphones anyway, so I went ahead and bought a pair.
They are excellent! Especially so for listening to good quality music if you have hearing difficulty. The concept is very simple, it’s just a good set of headphones with an equalizer and self calibrating program built into the cord. I would say that they will work very well for someone with about my level of hearing, or better. If you have a differential greater between high and low frequencies, they won’t get the job done as well.
For me, they do an absolutely outstanding job of reproducing sound, far exceeding the use of aids. Certainly I can get good results with a good digital equalizer on a pc, but with these, once you program them, you can use them with any device. PC, TV, Stereo, they all sound good with no extra effort.
I’m not sure yet, but it even looks like the cord and equalizer may be usable with other headphones. The cord and equalizer have 3.5mm plugs on each end. I’ll have to look into this and see what impedence etc. they need to function and not damage the equalizer.