IQbuds BOOST Earbuds & Hearing Enhancers
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- Nuheara IQbuds Intelligent Wireless Earbuds with Super Intelligent Noise Control - $199.99
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IQbuds BOOST - notice how they put the "BOOST" in all caps so you know right off these Bluetooth earbuds make things louder - aren't just for blasting music directly down your canals. Fitted with Ear ID, IQbuds BOOST also provide hearing enhancement for people with mild hearing loss. You know, people who have spent their whole lives with headphones and earbuds blasting music directly down their canals, and now at 45 can't hear what anyone at the restaurant table or on the TV is saying because of it.
Just in time for Father's Day, IQbuds BOOST are also a top gift for Dad choice, especially if you have the kind of dad like my father-in-law, who can't hear 6/10 things people say, blames it on the speakers for not talking clearly or loud enough, and refuses to wear a hearing aid because he thinks it makes him look old. Which he definitely is.
Admittedly, hearing aids do come with a stigma. While wireless earbuds, which don't look all that different, are shown off proudly in half the ears of America. So it's smart of IQbuds maker Nuheara to try to combine the more modern and streamlined looks of the latter with the functionality of the former. (Other companies are doing the same, and it won't be long before Apple follows suit with their AirPods.)To be clear, IQbuds BOOST are not substitutes for full-on hearing aids, but intended for the 1 out of 6 Americans experiencing low level hearing loss. Their Ear ID tech is designed to automatically calibrate the earbuds to users' unique hearing profiles to enhance audio reception under a variety of conditions: parties; concerts; restaurants and cafeterias; and movie theaters.
The IQbuds also work as standard earbuds, streaming music and podcasts, enabling hands-free phone calls, and providing access to SIRI and Google Assistant.