Travel can be as stressful as it is enjoyable, and a hearing problem is an extra challenge. Here is a new device designed to help make it easier for the hearing-impaired traveler.
VitaSound Audio released its new Personal Audio Enhancer (PAE-300). The PAE-300 is the only multi-functional device designed for folks with situational or early-stage hearing loss. It helps you get higher audio fidelity and better distinguish sounds when there’s background noise, or low sound levels that can make hearing difficult.
“Each person is unique and the same can be said for their listening preferences. By utilizing Neuro-Compensator technology, users are able to choose the Neural EQ mode that matches the prediction,” comments Gora Ganguli, CEO of VitaSound. “Simply put, the PAE-300 is the most sophisticated sound enhancement product on the market today. We believe nothing is more important for someone with situational hearing difficulties that to feel engaged in their surroundings and our product gives users that feeling.”
When you travel, the noise-cancellation technology of the Personal Audio Enhancer will make the sounds you need to hear clearer and reduce unnecessary background noise if you’re having trouble speaking to someone in a crowded restaurant or on the phone or even if you’re just unwinding after a long day of walking around a new city and want to watch television.
It’s multifunctional, which lets you select the best mode to get the best results depending on your environment. It allows users to hear better in situations where background noise or low-sound levels make hearing difficult.
Four Distinct Listening Modes:
- Watch Mode for watching TV or movies on airplanes, enhancing what you hear.
- Talk Mode for conversing with a travel companion or seatmate is easier in noisy environments like waiting rooms, airport terminals or restaurants.
- Listen Mode improves the sound on a mobile phone or an MP3 player. You can select an EQ mode for different sound settings.
- Relax Mode with ambient sounds for relaxation and sleep.
I received a unit, which retails for $399, to review. There is a bit of a learning curve to get the settings right and achieve the balance you want between focused and ambient sounds. The hand unit is supposed to be paired to the base once, but you may need to pair the two each time you use it.
Using the device also requires you to use earphones plugged into the transmitter, then attached to a cellphone or when in the talk mode, which may feel a bit awkward at first.
Packaged with a handy carrying case and an internal, 14-hour rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Personal Audio Enhancer leaves it up to you in choosing to use standard 3.5mm stereo jacks, optical or Coaxial jacks.