ZVOX Introduces “Audiology Version” Of Popular AccuVoice TV Speake
At AudiologyNow!, the annual conference and trade show of the American Association of Audiology, ZVOX Audio will demonstrate a sophisticated new version of their hugely popular AccuVoice TV Speaker (Booth 644). The AccuVoice AV205 Speaker uses the same speakers, cabinet and advanced processor as the AV200 consumer model – but can be fine-tuned with a special remote control that adjusts five different variables to match an individual’s hearing impairment. It uses ZVOX’s proprietary (patent pending) algorithms that lift dialogue out of a soundtrack and manipulate the voice signals to make them easier to understand.
People with impaired hearing will be able to have the AccuVoice AV205 Speaker fine-tuned to match their hearing issues, as defined by a professionally measured audiogram. Five parameters – “voice,” “focus,” frequency compensation, bass reduction and compression – can be manipulated by a hearing professional to appropriately compensate TV sound for an individual listener. The AV205 will then store these tailored settings, while also offering two other listening modes for use when the whole family is watching TV.
ZVOX CEO, Tom Hannaher points out that “Ninety-five million Americans are over the age of 50. And they are the first generation to grow up listening to LOUD rock music – so many suffer from minor hearing impairment. Combine those rock-impaired ears with the puny sound systems built into flat screen TVs and you get an epidemic of people who are constantly asking “What did he say?” while watching TV shows. Millions of people simply can’t understand dialogue on many shows. The AccuVoice TV Speaker – both the AV200 consumer model and the AV205 audiology model – are the best, smartest solution for this problem. Now everyone can hear all the dialog in their favorite TV shows.”