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BeHear ACCESS (Model I)

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

  • Personalized “out of the box” amplification
  • Large control buttons and charging cradle for ease of use
  • Supports directionality for conversation focus
  • Provides CROS/BiCROS functions for single-sided deafness
  • Integrated telecoil receivers for looped venues
  • Rechargeable for up to 13 hours of use
  • Developed by experienced sound engineers and certified audiologist

Note: BeHear ACCESS headsets are not hearing aids and are not designed to restore hearing.

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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.

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 sound 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 mobile phone conversations
  • Personal Sound Amplifier – providing dynamic, compressed amplification of ambient sounds
  • SoundFocus™ – three options for determining directionality of hearing amplification (narrow, wide, omni) based on the wearer’s desire to focus on a specific sound source, or a broader range
  • Hearing enhancement functions – including noise reduction, echo cancellation, and more
  • CROS/BiCROS – support for single-sided deafness

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

BeHear ACCESS hearing amplifier home screen

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 unilateral hearing support in BeHear

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.


Amplification personalization in BeHear headset

The 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)

Read What Our Customers Have to Say

Kindle Customer
Kindle Customer
June 4, 2021.
Equipment is fantastic, but cable cords tend to deteriorate fast won't increase cost significantly a batter gauge and more resistent cables to wear and tear
Ron Nowaczyk
Ron Nowaczyk
May 2, 2021.
Need to take the time to set it up properly. Set up is easy but requires fine tuning to get the best results. Perfect for someone that likes full control of all settings without having to go to an audiologists.
Albert moots
Albert moots
April 24, 2021.
learning all about this product and multiple product videos has shown me how the features work. They are excellent quality . My charge over night lasts all day which for this old man is 12 hours. Thank you
Nourah Mumeen
Nourah Mumeen
March 10, 2021.
Order arrived quickly and Product is awesome.
Amazon Customer
Amazon Customer
February 2, 2021.
Great product! I loved it at CES last year and just had to have it.
Kindle Customer
Kindle Customer
January 31, 2021.
Since it was easy to lose other types, this one is hard to misplace and works well and can be programmed by the user with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Les
Les
January 19, 2021.
Excellent service Received in perfect condition and earlier than perdicted.
Jeff d.
Jeff d.
January 9, 2021.
Quite pleased with this seller. Product arrived in time for Christmas.
Ines Monguio
Ines Monguio
January 3, 2021.
arrived promptly. Instructions detailed and accurate. Easy to use.

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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