The uSound App Optimizes Smartphone Sounds Depending On the User's Needs

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 2, 2016
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uSound is an innovative hearing app, developed by a group of engineering students in Argentina, that examines the user's hearing condition before optimizing the sounds generated by their smartphone to suit their needs.

Users start by taking hearing tests from a professional and administering the results into the app. The app then optimizes sounds such as music and calls, tailoring it to the specific user. This functionality is similar in principle to that of a regular physical hearing aid. The app uses a combination of personalized audio filters and medical audiometry. Users can also set up different setting profiles and configurations to suit different environments.

Hearing loss occurs in a variety of forms, meaning not every patient experiences the auditory world in the same way. This means there is a stark need for customized hearing optimization, which is exactly what the uSound hearing app offers.