Better Hearing - Analyze and optimize your hearing
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Use your iPhone to analyze and optimize your hearing.
With Better Hearing, you can analyze your hearing to identify the relatively most deficient frequency band of your hearing (e.g. for example, older people tend to not be able to hear well the higher frequencies).
The Analysis part of the App is free.
Once the most deficient frequency band is identified, Better Hearing recommends and provides a Threshold Sound Conditioning (“TSC”) therapy to optimize the hearing in this frequency band.
This TSC optimization therapy can be obtained as a one-time in-app purchase.
The TSC technology has been developed by Earlogic Corp. and The Good Ear Company, based on extensive scientific research.
TSC provides a modulated sound, at the target frequency, that when adjusted to the barely audible level, encourages a stimulating improvement adjustment in the ear (similar to a muscle being worked out and enhanced when strained).
The TSC technology has been proven in the US, through an independent research organization, and in Korea with Samsung Medical Center and Joong-Ang University, as well as with hundreds of patients.
In addition, a Study about the efficacy of TSC is being conducted currently with Stanford University and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
For further information, please visit http://www.thegoodear.com
What's New in Version 1.2
Tested on IOS 6.
Added links to the information page.
We hope you enjoy Better Hearing and please rate it on the App Store.
Jury Is Still Out
It's too early for me to tell how much the app might be helping my hearing. In terms of utility, the main problem is the absence of clear usage directions and explanations. What, for example, does one do when one can't "barely hear" the "therapy sound" even at full volume. Is the therapy still happening? What difference does the order make. Why start with the worst performing hearing frequency? Why not start with the best and work "up"? Why limit the sessions to one a day? This sort of information SHOULD BE available on the app's website, but it is not. For the moment, I am rating it as OK, but I will be back to change that rating with further use….
The "improvement" in hearing thresholds is within the range of typical test-retest difference on a very small number of individuals. Use the screening tool to check your hearing levels, then see a licensed audiologist for an accurate test. If a hearing problem is confirmed, then you should work with your physician and your audiologist to find the best way to manage the hearing loss.
Dr. J. Zeigler Au.D.
Family Hearing Center
This is a worthless app, trying to get you to buy into hearing therapy after testing your hearing loss. Do they have a bridge to sell as well.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Sep 21, 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 6.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Novasa Interactive ApS
- © 2012 Novasa Interactive ApS and The Good Ear Company, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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