ZVOX AccuVoice Speaker First to Use Hearing Aid Tech to Improve Dialogue Clarity
- Today's flat panel TVs combined with an industry more concerned with picture quality than sound quality has created a serious problem for dialogue clarity
- The ZVOX AccuVoice soundbar system aims to correct those missteps and help improve the TV listening experience for consumers
- ZVOX CEO Tom Hannaher explained to Dealerscope the technology behind his company's groundbreaking new product
We’ve all been there: You’re watching your favorite movie—action, drama, horror, you pick—and the intensity picks up; some major explosions occur; LOUD NOISES ARE HAPPENING; and the characters in the scene are talking, but, let’s be honest, you have absolutely no idea what it is they’re saying. So, you have to rewind, perhaps throw on the subtitles, and read whatever lines they were attempting to speak.
It’s not just movies, though. Think about watching sports on TV in the 21st century. Crowd noise is all of a sudden more important than the analysis and color commentating—that’s not always the worst thing … cough cough Joe Buck cough cough cough … But the problem with dialogue clarity is more than a nuisance, especially for the 95 million Americans over the age of 50 who, thanks to the many rock concerts they attended while growing up (and some who still do), suffer from some sort of hearing loss.