"Here" Active Listening Earbuds

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    1. Rube
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      Anyone heard of this? I just happened to hear about these ear buds on the radio.

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dopplerlabs/here-active-listening-change-the-way-you-hear-the

      Through two truly wireless, in-ear buds and a smartphone app, Here allows you to instantly control real world audio so you can hear what you want to hear - no matter the situation - and be fully immersed in your audio environment.

      Here does not stream or play recorded music. Instead, the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) inside Here acts as a studio in your ears by providing you with a volume knob, equalizer and effects to transform real world audio. Use this “remote control for your ears” to have an optimal listening experience every time.

      Here has been engineered to give you control of any and all live listening experiences: Suppress the jet engine on an airplane. Reduce a baby crying. Boost the bass at a club. Live mix a concert by adding reverb. Enhance your senses and personalize every listening experience.​
       
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    2. James White
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      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
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      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dopplerlabs/here-active-listening-change-the-way-you-hear-the

      Hi folks,

      i advise you to check this new device out, i has not much to do with tinnitus itself but still the concept is great and i had the idea a few years ago.

      The concept : earplugs with a microphone + a sound processor = you can use your smartphone to choose the sound attenuation in decibels, but you can also equalise all sounds !
      They have a preset that cuts down the sound of baby cries but leaving all other frequencies normal :)

      If you look closely, the earbuds have a white microphone on the outside, so the sound are captured by the mic, processed by the chip inside and fed back into the ear canal, just like regular earbuds


      They will be releasing their product in December 2015 !
       
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    3. Sound Wave
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      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Finland
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      12/2013
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      Probably headphones
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    4. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      My wife has misophonia; this seems sort of perfect for that. Though, I suppose the generally recommended treatment for misophonia is various kinds of exposure therapy, and this seems directly contrary to that...
       
    5. James White
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      James White Member Benefactor

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      Toulouse, France
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      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      Well i don't really know about misophonia therapy, but i always remember people cringing when someone was using chalk on boards at school and some others didn't bother at all, we aren't 100% equal when it comes to audio. Just like people wearing glasses i guess :)
       
    6. Mikey Cliff
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      I've been watching these, very excited about the new technology coming out. It would be cool while working in quiet environments to turn a little ambient masking noise on.
       
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    7. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      1998
      My wife literally has to plug her ears when people are chewing in a seat next to her or something. So, these could be a godsend if they work as well as they claim.
       
    8. Lorenzo74
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    9. aoeud

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      2003
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      Power tools
      Little late to the party, I just ordered the earbuds for misophonia and was trying to see if they can help with tinnitus too so I found this little forum. It's not clear on whether they'll work, will play around with them once I get them.

      In any case, misophonia is MADE WORSE by exposure. No treatment has been demonstrated to work.

      I think these earbuds are going to save my life.
       
    10. joester

      joester Member

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      Upstate NY
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      08/14/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really big explosion.
      I believe the premise of these is that they use two microphones, one on the ear buds and one on your smartphone. A sound "heard" on your smartphone can be selectively identified with the processor and electronically cancelled through the earphones. The microphone on the buds is for synchronization of the "negative" sound VS the actual sound. For people like me with tinnitus, this would not negate the T, but it could very well drown out the din in a restaurant or as the ad mentions, the roar of an airplane engine. Losing those sounds and amplifying the remaining sounds could be a real great help in keeping up with the conversation instead of trying to read lips.

      I'm not sure about removing the sound of a gum chomper or other annoying sounds, but I don't see why not.

      Keep us posted aoeud!
       

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