A new audio option named nuraphones have just landed in NZ, and the design is something you may not have seen before. The Nuraphone Headphones look like over-ear headphones, but within each cup is an earpiece that enters the ear canal.
This unique design, combined with a very smart application to create a custom hearing profile, make the NURAphones experience a great one.
Via NURA: The nura app creates a unique hearing profile that represents how you hear. Your hearing profile has a colour which helps you to quickly recognise it belongs to you. The shape of the profile contains all the information about your relative hearing sensitivity to different tones. Our hearing is unique. At low notes and high notes and in left ear and right ear. It's not about good hearing or bad hearing. nuraphones pick two colours that are unique to you so that you can immediately recognise your unique hearing signature. The shape is our hearing sensitivity wrapped around a circle. Low notes at 12 o'clock and higher notes as the dial travels clockwise. The further away from the centre, the more sensitive you are to those frequencies.
How does the nuraphones APP work?
The nuraphone plays a range of tones into the ear, and then measures a very faint sound that your ear generates in response to these tones called the Otoacoustic Emission (OAE). This tiny signal originates in the cochlea and vibrates the ear drum, turning it into a speaker and playing sound back out of your ear. Yes our ears make sound! This sound is about 10,000 times smaller than the sound that went in.
Encoded in the returning sound wave is information about how well you heard the sound that went in. The nuraphone uses an extremely sensitive microphone to detect this returning sound wave, and a self-learning engine built into the nuraphone to create your profile. No buttons or knobs. It all happens automatically and in about 60 seconds.
Once the Nuraphone has created your hearing profile it sonically shapes your music so that it matches your hearing system and delivers all the detail of the music you love!
Looking for great personal audio? Check out the nuraphones headphones today!