This is about my experience with different types of earbuds, especially Apple earbuds. In particular, it is about a discovery I made that let me use the AirPods to compensate for my mild hearing loss. If you like listening to music or podcasts, or regularly talk on your smartphone, you might benefit from my experiences. … Read more
As the Longevity Explorers explore products and emerging technologies that can improve quality of life as we grow older, the emerging category of hearables stands out as especially noteworthy. Here is why. For a variety of reasons, hearables have the potential to deliver the benefits of “better hearing” to a far broader segment of … Read more
Photo by Phillip Goldsberry on Unsplash The community of Longevity Explorers are exploring different “hearing” gadgets — to see which ones help in various situations, and to share products individual explorers have used and wish to recommend. Ever have trouble understanding what TV or movie characters are saying over the background music? Know anyone who turns the TV … Read more
Problem: My wife has lost some of her hearing and she turns up the TV volume loud to hear. Solution: We bought a BeHear Proxy Neck Speaker and a HearLink Plus in a bundle. Here is my report of our experience with this product thus far. Research: My research suggested we first try … Read more
Ever have trouble understanding what TV or movie characters are saying over the background music? Know anyone who turns the TV up so loud that it is annoying? We are exploring gadgets that can help in situations like this. Ideally without being ugly, stigmatizing, or super expensive — if you don’t feel hearing aids are … Read more
This is the topic hub where we collect the results of our explorations and research relating to hearing. The theme is seeking tools and gadgets that can postpone the time at which hearing issues get in the way of living life. As we grow older, hearing often deteriorates. If left unaddressed, hearing issues can … Read more
My relatives and their friends are in their 70’s and 80’s and 90’s now, and I am finding they have some recurring “problems” that get in the way of life being as enjoyable as I think it should be. I have come up with a variety of DIY “Tech Solutions” to these problems that I have implemented for them. I hope they will be useful for you too.