Slow Down Speech in Real Time with EasyListen™
Increase Your Hearing Comprehension
- Do you ever have mobile (cell) phone conversations with “fast talkers” — people who speak so fast you can’t catch every word?
- When listening to a foreign language on your mobile (cell) phone, would you like more time to process the meaning?
- Would it be helpful to have extra time to write down information from recorded messages left on your mobile (cell) phone, such as names, phone numbers or dates?
We have a technology that can help. It’s called EasyListen™, and is included in every Wear & Hear headset, such as BeHear NOW personalizable Bluetooth amplifiers.
How Does EasyListen Assistive Listening Technology Work?
EasyListen is a real-time technology that dynamically slows down incoming speech for mobile (cell) phone calls, making it more understandable. While “time stretching” technologies for speech modification have been around for a long time, EasyListen is more complex and intelligent than the classical approaches. The key is the word “dynamically” and following are the main differences:
- Inevitably, slowing down an audio signal in real time means a delay is accumulating rapidly. This accumulated delay must be addressed eventually — without interfering with the important parts of speech that follow. Natural pauses occur in each typical conversation and shortening such pauses is used to reduce the delay. However, if the speaker talks fast continuously, with no pauses, EasyListen will gradually stop slowing down his/her monologue when the maximal allowed delay is exceeded.
- Tones, noises and other irrelevant sounds are not stretched.
- Not all parts of the speech are slowed down equally. Sophisticated speech analysis is performed, and only those parts that are important for understanding, but just too fast, are slowed down to the extent that is necessary. Consequently, different vowels, plosives and fricatives are not stretched in an equal manner. And some sounds that that do not require stretching are not processed at all. For example such continuous sounds as “aaaa”, “yee”, “mmm”, etc., are not stretched.
EasyListen technology is language-independent and works equally well with Western and Eastern tonal languages. It can be activated during mobile (cell) phone calls only, not during live conversations or television/movie viewing.
Want More Information?
Join our mailing list to get updates about BeHear pricing and availability.
Where to Buy BeHearTM
Follow Us on Twitter
This year, CES will unite the entire technology community in an all-digital experience for discovery, collaboration, networking and thought leadership. Join the ~150K buyers, investors, top-tier media and potential partners from around the world as they participate in this virtual event to learn about our assistive hearing solutions. Register for details. January 11-14, 2021
Dedicated to inspiring business growth & a sustainable social care model. The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo showcases the technology, products and content that will not only enable care homes to implement high-quality, person-centred care models, but also inspire business growth as a result. Alango – Wear & Hear is proud to sponsor the … Continue reading "Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo"
HearTech 2021 (formerly AAA), the American Academy of Audiology’s annual conference and exposition, is the world’s largest gathering of audiologists. This annual meeting provides participants the opportunity to attend four days of educational sessions, explore the latest in hearing technology, and network with colleagues from around the world. Denver, CO, USA – April 14-16, 2021 … Continue reading "HearTech (formerly AAA)"