Korean wearable wellness startup, Ufirst has launched a new smart hearing aid called the ‘NUGUNA HEARING-AID‘. This hearing aid is designed to high-pitched sounds and inform the wearer of the direction of the sounds through vibration.
Looking like your typical neckband style Bluetooth headphones around around the users neck, The Nuguna Hearing-aid has a built-in microphone which recognize the ambient sound and tell the direction of the noise by vibrating.
It does this by obtaining the average value of ambient noise via carryout out 1,000 scans per second. Noises identified above this level are recognized as usual noise(busy construction site or streets).
Using the popular neckband design allows users a more comfortable experience compared to your average hearing aids which are worn in-ear.
The Nuguna Hearing Aid is current available at a price of around $500 USD, reasonable than your conventional hearing aid.
Ufirst’s goal is to target buyers and distributors globally (North America, Europe & Japan) which have rich social awareness and support for the disabled and elderly.
SEOUL, South Korea, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ‘NUGUNA HEARING-AID’, developed by UFIRST Co., Ltd, is a hearing aid that detects high-pitched sounds and informs the wearer of the direction of the sounds through vibration.
Put NUGUNA hearing aid around the neck and turn it on, the built-in microphone will recognize the ambient sound and tell the direction of the noise by vibrating. This inconspicuous hearing aid looks like typical, neckband-style, Bluetooth earphones.
The device obtains the average value of ambient noise by performing obtained 1,000 scans per second. Noise above this average level are recognized as usual noise, such as busy construction sites or streets.
“We continued to pay attention to resolve the problems of hearing impairment, so we developed the product by conducting about 300 on-site surveys,” Mr. Fedora Lee, UFIRST CEO said.
Its current selling price is around $500, more reasonable than other, more conventional hearing aids. By adopting the popular neckband design, the device is much more comfortable than conventional hearing aids that must be worn in-ear.
“NUGUNA hearing aid” has targeted buyers and distributors of global market with focus on North America, Europe and Japan, which have rich social awareness and support for the disabled and the elderly. NUGUNA targets distributors and buyers who sell electronic aid devices for the disabled and elderly aids, as well as those that sell general-use digital/electronic devices.
After NUGUNA product’s successful entry into the market, UFIRST company will also launch a neckband-style aid for the visually impaired of all ages. UFIRST company is striving to grow into a global company which specializes in a wide range of wearable wellness products.