Hearing Help

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Overview

* Hearing Help
* How hearing help works
* Some sreenprints from the iTunes store
* Operation manuals
* FAQ - Questions, answers and information
* Some Reviews / Rezensionen


Hearing Help

Hearing help is a new product for iPhone & Co that serves as hearing aid and hearing training. It is also destined for prophylaxis against tinnitus.

The app can only be purchased in your iTunes store, for example:

US: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hearing-help/id503936600?mt=8
GB: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hearing-help/id503936600?mt=8
F: http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/hearing-help/id503936600?mt=8

Other iTunes stores are available by simply changing the country code behind "http://itunes.apple.com/..."


How hearing help works

Hearing help is a powerful program that is intended as a hearing aid as well as for ear training.

Hearing help strengthens the microphone signal of your iPhone, iPod or iPad and processes it in a way that individual hearing deficiencies are corrected as best as possible. For this purpose, hearing help includes the following modules:


Hearing help: Hearing aid and hearing training for iPhone & Co

16-band filter audiogram according to DIN EN ISO 8253
16-band equalizer + / - 15 dB
Frequency band choke to avoid listening fatigue and hearing loss at overdriven frequencies
Dynamic compressor to avoid listening fatigue and hearing loss due to a high volume because of e.g. sound events close to the microphone
Real-time noise filter to reduce noise such as from the iPod's microphone

The sound processing is done almost in real time without disturbing echoformation.
The filtering is absolutely linear phase using a modified proprietary algorithm (patent DE4224842A1, Peer Dahl).


Some sreenprints from the iTunes store


See all screenprints in the Operation manuals .


Operation manuals

Please read one of these manuals before using the app.

English:

PDF-version, to view this you need an acrobat reader:

operationhearinghelp.pdf

HTM-version in english, to view this you need an internet browser:

operationhearinghelp.htm

Deutsch:

PDF-Version, hierfür benötigen Sie das Programm "Actrobat Reader":

bedienunghearinghelp.pdf

HTM-Version, hierfür benötigen Sie einen Internet Browser:

bedienunghearinghelp.htm


FAQ - Questions, answers and information

The section Questions, answers and information lists questions sent to the hearing help customer support Contact and the answers.
Please have a quick look across those entries before contacting the support. But if your question is not among them, please feel free to contact us. You are welcome! Depending on the time and the weekday an email-respond typically needs minutes or hours.


FAQ - Frequently asked questions about hearing help and the using of the app.

Some Reviews / Einige Rezensionen

Starkes Programm, tolle Idee und klanglich topp! ***** - by Tipatri - Version 1.22 - Nov 6, 2012 : Habe das Programm meiner Mutter auf ihr iPad installiert und eingestellt. Sie benutzt es hauptsächlich zum Fernsehen und wenn Besuch da ist. Da sie immer schlechter hörte, wurde der Fernseher dafür immer lauter, was in einem Mehrfamilienhaus nicht so einfach ist. Nun ist Ruhe und der TV so leise, dass ich - ich höre noch recht gut - manchmal selbst genau aufpassen muss. Das Programm ist professionell ausgearbeitet und es macht nicht nur lauter, sondern korrigiert den Ton offensichtlich erstaunlich gut. Das ist ein Riesengewinn für uns alle! Tipp: Wer keine Kopfhörer hat, sollte beim Kauf auf eine gute Qualität achten. Wir haben ca. 20 € in ein bekanntes Markenfabrikat investiert und damit klingt's super. Die Apple-Kopfhörer sind prima, doch leider waren beim iPad keine mitgeliefert worden.
Eine echte Hilfe ***** - by Inge10 - Version 1.10 - Aug 13, 2012 : Meine Tochter (8) hat von Geburt an eine Hörschwäche und muss besonders in der Schule ein Hörgerät tragen, das ihr manchmal in den Ohren wehtut. Schon wieder hatte sie es verloren. Nun benutzt sie ein iPhone mit diesem Programm darauf. Nach meiner anfänglichen Diskussion mit dem Lehrer darf sie das iPhone benutzen und hört damit sogar besser als mit ihrem verlorenen Hörgerät. Hearing help ist für uns mal eine richtige Hilfe.
Sinnvolle App! ***** - by Björn44 - Version 1.10 - Aug 13, 2012 : Eine Bekannte empfahl mir Hearing Help und lieh mir ihr iPhone einige Tage zum Test. Vom Ohrenarzt habe ich mein Audiogramm, das man in Hearing Help eingeben kann. Es ist erstaunlich: in Sitzungen, Vorträgen, und in Gesellschaft bis hin zum Fernsehabend kann ich fast alles viel besser und einfacher verstehen. Ich habe mir für diesen Zweck zwar extra ein iPhone zulegen müssen, aber alles in allem ist das immer noch günstig. Klasse Idee und klasse app!
Best hearing correction app so far. ***** - by Turbine Engineer - Version 1.22 - Sep 24, 2013: After looking at 10 hearing aid applications, I have downloaded and tried 4 different applications for trial. This application, Hearing Help was the best application that I found. This software is significantly better than any of the other available appliications because it provides a 16 band gain correction based on the your own personal hearing problems. This software accomplishes this by providing a place for the user to enter his/her left and right audiogram into the software. The software then makes a gain (sound loudness) correction to bring the user's hearing for each of 16 frequency bands. The user can then "sweeten" or enhance the listening experience by using a 16 band graphic equilizer to optimize the output sound for voice, noise avoidance, and/or for compensating for the deficiencies of the user's headset. The program requires the user to supply a wired headset or earbuds. Blue tooth based listening devices are not supported because they have too much latency (time delay) and that would defeat the purpose of the software. Pros: - Genuine hearing correction for left and right ears based on the user's personal audiogram (16 band) - 16 band audio equilizer tuning for left and right ears for sweetening the audio output. - A very nice user adjustable compression audio range adjustment for left and right ears. These adjustments allow the user to compensate for hearing loss by funneling the sound input into the audible range still available to the user. - A user adjustable noise filter for reducing any noise produced by the user's hardware in quiet rooms. - User ability to store and recall personal adjustment profiles Cons - This was the most technical of the softwares that I reviewed. This is not really a problem for me but it does require the user to enter a lot of information and it requires some study and technical expertise or help from an audiologist. - Blue tooth is not supported. This is not really a problem, blue tooth technology is presently not adequate for providing accurate sound reproduction without large time delay. There is one hearing aid application that does support blue tooth listening devices but the author of that software does not recommend the use of blue tooth. - Monophonic output. This software does not yet support a stereo output. Although it does allow a user to create a correction for his/her specific audiogram the output is monophonic and the sound output does not provide distance or direction cues. Of the other 9 application I reviewed only one of them provides a stereo output and that application only provides compression and gain enhancement without providing a correction for hearing loss. This software is worth many times more than the current asking price. My iPhone based hearing aid, using this software works better than the $500/each hearing aid that I purchased from my audiologist.

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