Hearables as a Gateway to Hearing Health Care

Hye Yoon Seol, Il Joon Moon

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Abstract

The market for hearing technology is evolving—with the emergence of hearables, it now extends beyond hearing aids and includes any ear-level devices with wireless connectivity (i.e., wireless earbuds). However, will this evolving marketplace bring forth opportunities or challenges to individuals’ hearing health care and the profession of audiology and otolaryngology? The debate has been ongoing. This study explores the wide spectrum of hearables available in the market and discusses the necessity of high-quality clinical evidence prior to the implementation of over-the-counter devices into clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-134
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 by Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Keywords

  • Direct-To-Consumer Devices
  • Hearables
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Loss
  • Personal Sound Amplification Products

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