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Apple AirPods Pro earbuds capable to double up as hearing aids: Report

Apple AirPods Pro meets 4 of the 5 standards for personal sound amplification products and performed similarly to basic hearing aids, according to research published in the iScience journal

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Apple AirPods wireless earbuds can potentially act as hearing aids for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, according to research published in the iScience journal. Conducted by researchers from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, the research is conducted on a sample size of 21 people with a mean age of 42.9 years, having mild-to-moderate hearing loss. According to the research report, varieties of hearing aids were tested, including premium and basic hearing aids, besides Apple’s AirPods Pro and AirPods 2.

The AirPods were connected to Apple iPhones, with an environmental noise amplifier app called ‘Live Listen’ installed. With

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 11:53 AM IST

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