Updated: January 16, 2019
Nuheara’s IQBuds burst onto the hearable world stage two years ago and immediately had the gadget and tech blogs buzzing about how great they were. Now Nuheara has announced the release of Boost, their newer version of IQbuds. Now available in Canada, the Boost is about $250 more than the IQbuds, a mid point between an IQbuds and a professional hearing aid. Many are wondering what the difference between the two is and which device is right for them.
IQbuds have a long list of impressive features that far surpass the standard earbud that simply plays music or answers a phone. IQbuds are very different than traditional earbuds because of the way we combine intelligent hearing with noise cancellation, Bluetooth, voice recognition and more. Intelligent hearing, i.e. the ability to control how you hear the world around you, such as hearing speech in noisy social settings, requires very complex audio Digital Signal Processing expertise, which Nuheara has decades of experience in. Majority of the others on the market don’t have many of these features.
IQbuds are a lifestyle earbud that no only play music and answer a phone, but they are also noise canceling headphones to mute out background noise while traveling, or the perfect way to listen while working out, biking or on a motorcycle as you can customize how much outside noise to allow to be heard to maintain safety. They also amplify speech in noisy crowded rooms. They also have a great app that allows you to control many aspects of IQbuds.
With a comprehensive list like that, you must wonder what more the Boost can do.
IQbuds Boost Features
IQbuds Boost earbuds simply grow and add on to where IQbuds left off. They have added increased hearing functionalities that better amplify speech, reduce background noise and include an upgraded app that will assess your hearing and customize the Boost earbuds for your hearing specifically. They learn how you hear and automatically adjusts the IQbuds to your hearing prescription. This personalized hearing experience is based on the assessment technology that has been independently and clinically validated as compared to conventional clinic-based audiometry. The combination results in an unmatched personalized listening experience. Some have called it an entry class hearing aid or assistive listening device for those that don’t want to invest in hearing aids.