ZVOX Announces The VoiceBud VB20, a Full-Featured, High-Performance, Affordable Hearing Device
ZVOX Audio, a brand known for their extensive line of home audio equipment, recently announced their first foray into the personal audio space. The ZVOX VoiceBud VB20 is designed for consumers who have trouble understanding voices in some circumstances, while avoiding the high costs typically associated with products aimed at improving hearing.
“For over 15 years, consumers have basically had two choices,” ZVOX CEO Tom Hannaher said in a statement. “They could buy a low-priced hearing amplifier or spend a lot of money on a sophisticated hearing device. With the VoiceBud VB20 they can now get advanced hearing technology at a reasonable price. Millions of people who have trouble hearing in certain situations now have a whole new option.”
Available for $299.99 per ear piece, the VB20 is an app-controlled earpiece that has been registered with the FDA and offers a number of features that would typically be found in products at twice that price point. Among the highlighted features, the VB20 ships with ZVOX's NoiseBlocker technology integrated into the device. The tech is designed to help the listener hear the person or people they are talking to by reducing the volume of other people in the room. ZVOX explained that the technology utilizes a dual-microphone system that feeds sound into the VB20's digital processor to reduce sounds coming from behind the listener.
Additionally, the VB20 has support for VoiceBud app control. This gives the user the ability to wirelessly control a number of different functions of the earbud, including volume, bass, treble, and listening mode. There are four different listening modes, which include normal, noisy room, automobile, and outdoors. Through the app, the user can also check the battery status.
Some additional features of the VB20 earbud include an anti-feedback system that reportedly minimizes the squealing noise heard in most hearing aids, a wide frequency range that amplifies sounds from 200 Hz to 5.7 kHz, ambient noise control, and loud noise control.
The VB20 is available in three different color combos: champaign gold, silver/grey, and grey.