By Ginger Labs
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Amplify the world around you discreetly with iPhone and iPod touch.
* #1 selling hearing app on the App Store.
* Purchased by over 40,000 customers in 55 countries.
* Supports iOS4 multitasking.
* Top 5 medical app.
* Featured by Apple in the "Special Education - Learning for Everyone" category.
* Featured by Apple in the “New & Noteworthy” and “Staff Favorites” categories.
* Included on demo iPhones in Apple Stores nationwide.
* Selected by Apple as the hearing app for Apple's web site.
Sounds are sent to your earbuds in real time. Hear what you’d like to hear. Record what you’d like to record!
Works in many situations, around the table at home, watching TV, in lecture halls, at parties, wherever you’d like to hear, or overhear, the people around you!
We have tuned soundAMP to provide you crystal clear sound at the maximum volume possible. And with its advanced technology, it even reduces volume over the limit.
Simple-to-use controls allow you to tune the sound with the equalizer, adjust background sound levels for each situation, and replay the last 30 seconds.
With soundAMP R, record it all -- capture lectures, presentations, interviews, or even important information relayed at a doctor’s appointment. Bookmark the recording to remember important points! Export recordings to your computer.
soundAMP R supports iOS4 multitasking, so you can listen with soundAMP while checking your email, reviewing your calendar, surfing the web, viewing your photos and performing other tasks. When you start recording and then leave the app, it will keep recording. The new graphics take advantage of iPhone 4 high resolution screen. It’s beautiful!
* Multitasking works on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 3rd & 4th generations.
* To achieve highest volume levels when using iOS4, turn off “Volume Limit”. To turn it off, go to Settings, iPod, Volume Limit.
* Works best with wired headsets, headphones & microphones.
* The A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile is *not* supported due to operating system restrictions. Devices that support both HFP and A2DP will default to monaural HFP. Quality varies greatly among HFP devices.
* iPod touch 2nd generation requires a headset with mic.
* soundAMP does not amplify phone calls or music.
What's New in Version 2.1.4
-iPod 4G compatibility.
-For iPhones, screen rotation can now be disabled in Settings.
-Minor bug fixes.
Excellent app - Now PLEASE somebody - a mic-less bluetooth headset
A wonderful app with one frustrating, techincally easily solvable shortcoming. The shortcoming? You are currently stuck with two options: 1) using a bluetooth headset's own mic (and therefore hearing your own voice much better than person you're talking to) OR 2) using a wired earphone set (one with NO mic) and having a wire running from your earphone to the phone and watching your $$$ iPhone crash to the floor when someone snags it.
If even ONE headset manufacturer would create an inconspicuous bluetooth headset either without a mic or at least one with the option to disable the mic so the iPhones mic (or, say, a Blue Mikey) could be used, the app would become, I'm convinced, far more popular.
Out of the hundred or so bluetooth headsets I looked at, NONE comes without a mic except a relatively bulky earmuff type from Creative - their WP-200. Some reviewers actually complained because it had no mic.
I realize it would be a niche market but suspect it could become a huge niche market. With a wired earbud set I found it works incredibly well. As many have said, it works better than almost any hearing aid in a noisy environment. Come on people, there's money to be made!
I'm 62, have been seriously hearing impaired since my high school days when I spent 3 years in a rock band. Back then they didn't understand the impact of standing directly in front of 1,000 watts of amps on stage. "Huh?"
I have been using this app for a few weeks. Not bad for a few bucks. I use it exclusively for tv and it works pretty good.
Not a lot of granularity in the settings but it works good enough to weed out the frequencies I can hear and amplify the frequencies I can't. I'd buy it again.
What would be primo if it inured a hearing test up front to allow a finer, quicker and more accurate frequency adjustment.
All in all, I'm happy.
this is 'almost' as good as a hearing aid
I've worn a $2k hearing aid before - while THAT is better, this application is a close second. I'm using a 2nd Gen iPod Touch and it works just like stated. It's a bit distracting because the mic is close to the listener - so my voice is loud, but with an iPhone you would have the mic away from the listener and I think that would be much better. So far my co-workers love it, because I haven't said "what" all day. Battery life is about 4 hours on the Touch because it will not work in sleep mode. This might be enough to make me give up my Blackberry for an iPhone. A 4.99 app so I can hear people? Wow. Awesome.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Nov 06, 2010
- Version: 2.1.4
- Size: 7.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ginger Labs, Inc.
- © Ginger Labs, Inc. 2010
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.