This year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and members of the Bluetooth community worked diligently to release comprehensive articles, presentations, and videos to showcase how Auracast™ broadcast audio will soon help overcome the challenges of traditional assistive listening systems (ALS). This new Bluetooth® capability will make broader deployment and increased availability of ALS for people with hearing loss possible while also expanding the applicability of these systems to consumers with all levels of hearing health.
Here is a look back at some of the top Auracast™ assistive listening resources released over the last year.
What Hearing Health Professionals Need to Know about Auracast™ Broadcast Audio
This session provides an overview of the next generation of Bluetooth® audio, Bluetooth LE Audio, and how a new capability, Auracast™ broadcast audio, will deliver enhanced audio experiences in public places for users of all hearing instruments, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, and consumer audio devices.
Why Auracast™ Broadcast Audio Needs to Coexist With Current Assistive Listening Technologies
The Bluetooth SIG is working closely with the hearing industry to define and introduce the next generation of assistive listening system technology, Auracast™ broadcast audio. The coexistence of Auracast™ broadcast audio with existing assistive listening technology is essential to enhancing audio experiences for hearing instrument users and offering them greater options for accessibility in public locations.
The Next Generation of Hearing Aids and Assistance
By the end of the decade, ABI Research expects the OTC market segment will have overtaken the existing hearing aid market size by a significant amount and that these devices will benefit from rapidly embracing Bluetooth® LE Audio.