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May 2, 2022

Let’s talk about something new and dear to my heart: hearing technology. Anyone who has spent much time with me in person probably knows that I experience some odd hearing difficulties. I’ll pass tonal-based hearing tests, but I have trouble understanding people with low-pitched voices or whispers too close to me. (Paradoxically, I understand whispers a few rooms away!)

And that’s why I’m super excited for Hearables. They’re kind of like Wearables (smartwatches) but for your ears! I don’t need hearing aids, but I need “help,” especially in noisy places like restaurants. And Hearables seem like a solution for people like me. We’ll tell you all about them in the top story.

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