Galaxy Buds Pro Effective for People with Hearing Loss – Study

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM May 17 2021

Samsung Electronics revealed the findings of a new study published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research. The study indicated that Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature is effective in helping those with mild to moderate hearing loss to better hear sounds in their surroundings. The research was carried out in partnership with Samsung Medical Centre, Asia’s leading hospital with outstanding health care services and research achievements. Samsung Medical Centre focuses on the impact mobile devices can have on hearing and researching new ways to optimise sound experiences for users. 

This latest research marks an important next step in Samsung’s on-going commitment to collaborating on pioneering innovations that benefit people in their everyday lives. The study assessed the efficacy of a hearing aid, a personal sound amplification product, and Galaxy Buds Pro. According to the authors, no other study has yet included true wireless earbuds when evaluating the clinical performance of hearing devices. The study is the first to demonstrate the potential benefit of true wireless earbuds for individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairments and has the potential to improve the lives of 1.5 billion people globally who are currently living with some degree of hearing loss. 

Galaxy Buds Pro, the hearing aid, and the personal sound amplification product underwent three key tests: electroacoustic assessment, sound amplification evaluation, and a clinical performance evaluation. The results revealed the Galaxy Buds Pro met each of the criteria successfully. Individuals were also able to understand spoken words better–the results found statistically significant improvement in performance for the three devices compared to that in the unaided condition.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM May 17 2021

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