BeHear ACCESS assistive hearing headsetBeHear ACCESS assistive hearing headset

BeHear ACCESS

Hearing amplifier for live conversations, mobile calls, streamed audio, looped venues

  • Personalized amplification only where you need it
  • Large control buttons and charging cradle for ease of use
  • Integrated telecoil receivers for looped venues
  • Rechargeable for up to 13 hours of use
  • Developed by experienced sound engineers and certified audiologist

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$349

BeHear ACCESS is a stylish hearing amplifier for people who need enhanced hearing in specific situations. It looks (and functions) like a typical Bluetooth® stereo headset but also provides enhancement for all around hearing (live conversations, mobile phone calls, music play, ambient hearing), as well as assistive listening functionality.

A dedicated free smartphone app allows wearers to fine-tune sound in real-time, and built-in Telecoil receivers ensure best possible hearing in locales equipped with hearing loop technology.

 


BeHear ACCESS enhances hearing of television dialogue

BeHear ACCESS utilizes voice processing technologies developed by Alango Technologies, Ltd. over the past two decades, such as:

  • ListenThrough – Passing through important ambient sounds during music playback
  • EasyListen – slowing down speech dynamically during phone conversations
  • Personal Sound Amplifier – providing dynamic, compressed amplification of ambient sounds
  • Hearing enhancement functions – including noise reduction, echo cancellation, and more

The BeHear ACCESS assistive hearing headset belongs to a new category of sound enhancement products. It combines the functionality of three existing devices into one:

  • Bluetooth stereo headset for wireless mobile phone calls and media playback
  • Assistive hearing device for enhanced intelligibility of speech and other important sounds
  • Digital hearing aid for personalized sound amplification across a wide sound spectrum

woman using cell phone with ACCESS

Situational Hearing Enhancement:
When You Need It

BeHear ACCESS can enhance hearing for those with normal hearing, as well as people with mild to moderate hearing loss. This is true for all situations:

  • In-person conversations
  • Mobile phone conversations
  • Music/audio streaming
  • Television viewing
  • Movies, theater and concert performances
  • Outdoors, in nature

Customizable for Your Hearing Capabilities and Preferences

The headset itself includes a variety of controls to manage its hearing functions for six different hearing profiles:

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Crowd
  • Live Music
  • Telecoil (Exclusive)
  • Telecoil (Transparent)

BeHear ACCESS enhances live hearing

These profiles can be modified in real-time, based on the current sound environment and the wearer’s preferences, using the W&H BeHear mobile application. For example:

Sound Focus™ for Better Understanding of Speech in Noise

BeHear ACCESS supports three degrees of directionality, or “sound focus”: narrow, wide, and omni. Narrow focuses on the area directly in front of the wearer’s face, Wide amplifies important sounds in a 180 degree half-circle in front of the wearer, and Omni collects important sounds from all directions.

Alleviating the “My Voice Echoes” Perception

A typical downside of wearing a pair of earbuds is the “occlusion effect”; a perceived echo of your own voice when your ear canal is sealed. A four-step slider in the W&H BeHear app allows you to control how much you hear yourself when wearing the BeHear ACCESS headset.


CROS-BiCROS functionality in BeHear headsets

Support for Unilateral Hearing (CROS/BiCROS)

In the CROS and BiCROS implementation in BeHear ACCESS, sound that reaches the microphones on the non-hearing side is transferred to the speaker in the ear bud of the hearing ear. When activated, the function takes effect for all hearing modes: Personal Hearing, Mobile Calls, and Audio Play.

Furthermore, this function helps people with unilateral hearing to enjoy music and other stereo audio content. When activated, all streamed stereo audio is mixed automatically down to mono and reproduced in the functional ear, thus allowing people to enjoy the full sound spectrum without missing the channel corresponding to the other, damaged side.


The W&H BeHear application also includes:

  • Self-administered personal hearing assessment for automatic adjustment of the sound in each of the operational modes (ambient hearing, phone calls, and audio play)
  • Direct access to the video tutorials library
  • An option to set the balance between left and right ears
  • Assistive listening functions for phone calls and media playback
  • Various device settings, including default mode behavior, vibration alerts, and more

Product Specifications

Product Number

ABH-120

Bluetooth

  • Version 4.2, Class II
  • HFP 1.6, HSP 1.2, A2DP 1.2
  • Supported audio CODECs: SBC, aptX, aptX-LL
  • Range: 10 m

Acoustic Performance

  • Maximal Sound Pressure Level (OSPL90):
    • 100 dB in talk and music play modes
    • 116 dB in hearing amplification mode
  • Full-on Gain: 42 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.7%

Receiver Specifications

  • Speaker: 13.6 mm receivers
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Microphone Specifications

  • Microphones (4 in total):
    • Ultra low-noise 74 dB SNR ECM in each earpiece
    • Low-noise digital 64 dB SNR MEMS in each control box
  • Frequency Response: 100 Hz to 15 KHz

T-coil Receiver

  • Type: dual coil
  • Frequency range: 200Hz – 8kHz

Battery

  • Rechargeable single-cell Lithium Ion
  • Charging interface: Micro USB
  • Capacity: 250mAh
  • Charging time: 2 hours

Operation Time

  • Hearing Mode: 13+ hours
  • Talk: 10+ hours
  • Play: 8+ hours
  • Standby: 400 hours

Software Versions Supported by W&H BeHear App

  • Android: Version 4.4 and up
  • iOS: Version 9 and up

Physical Specifications

  • Neck loop form factor (behind the neck)
  • Headset weight: 47 grams (1.7 oz.)
  • Package weight: 640 grams (22.6 oz.)
  • Package dimensions: 2 1/8″ x 7 7/8″ x 9 1/8″ (54mm x 200mm x 232mm)

Vibration Alerts

(enabled/disabled via W&H BeHear app)

  • Power On/Off
  • Bluetooth pairing
  • Connection/disconnection
  • Connecting to charger
  • Incoming call (synchronized with call tone)

Package Contents

  • Headset
  • Charging cradle
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • 3 types of silicone ear buds in varying sizes
  • 3 sizes of silicone ear hooks
  • 2 pairs of wind protection covers
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Durable travel pouch

Agency Approvals

  • CE RED
  • FCC
  • TELEC (pending)
  • SRRC (pending)

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Where to Buy W&H Products

The BeHear headsets are available for purchase from our on-line store (along with the HearLink and HearLink PLUS assistive listening transmitters). For bulk purchase pricing, contact us here.

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