The inability to hear a conversation clearly in a crowded or noisy place may not always be an outcome of the environment. Get your hearing ability tested!
A visit to an audiologist can show you the light but clipping a hearing aid behind the ear is so embarrassing. Thankfully, unless you’re deep into the medical condition; trendier, wireless earbuds-style hearing aids are available over the counter. Adding to the options, Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus is a new entrant, aligned directly at people with slight hearing abnormalities.
Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing enhancement
Modeled with little altercations in the assembly lines, OTC hearing aids are not essentially meant to replace the audiologist-recommended options following complicated hearing tests. These are proposed to look like a regular pair of true wireless earbuds and function as one (literally or figuratively, as the maker desires) to enhance the audio-consuming capability of the wearer.
Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus looks pretty similar to a wireless pair of earbuds from the consumer audio giant. However, to function a little above an average pair of earbuds – as a hearing aid – the Conversation Clear Plus features a Sonova Chip. Sonova is a market-setter in the hearing industry. At the heart of the earbuds, the chipset propels the device into a medical aid category to help wear decipher conversations clearly in noisy environments.
Besides the exterior appearance, Sennheiser’s OTC hearing device also shares a few earbuds’ features. In addition to reducing the background noise (similar to ambient noise cancellation) for clarity, it is capable of streaming music or audio from a paired smartphone. It comes with a dedication app that provides user three pre-set options to better tune the Conversation Clear Plus for individual requirement.
Relax, Communication and Steaming pre-sets help enhance hearing efficiency. From the app, customize the amount of background noise to block in Relax mode. Fine-tune the background noise cancellation further during direct communication or while using the device as regular earbuds. All these nuances of the $850 Conversation Clear Plus are backed with nine hours of power backup. The earbuds will come with a portable case, which extends battery life up to 27 hours. Conversation Clear Plus, Sennheiser informs will be available for pre-order starting today.