Audio Cardio is an app that generates audio waves to strengthen and improve your hearing
Can you hear me now?
With the rise of portable devices and solutions for people to listen to music and other forms of audio, hearing problems are also affecting more and more people throughout the world. The prolonged usage of ear/headphones, sometimes with dangerously high volumes, is clearly one of the biggest reasons for this to happen.
In order to fight this issue, tech entrepreneur Chris Ellis and scientist and inventor Sam Kwak joined forces and launched Audio Cardio, a mobile app that helps people protect and restore their auditory ability by 10 decibels or more, which is a big positive impact on that ability.
More about Audio Cardio
After an extensive beta phase where the app has been thoroughly tested, it is now ready for the public to use. It works together with the patented technology Threshold Sound Conditioning™, created by Sam Kwak, which first evaluates the user’s earing ability to afterward start generating custom sound signals at levels that are barely audible, thus stimulating the inner ear cells.
Founder and CEO Chris Ellis commented on where the idea came from, and what is the impact it can have on people’s earing ability:
I can recall the very moment the idea for Audio Cardio hit me: I was looking for various types of investments when I came across a scientific document describing Threshold Sound Conditioning™. The technology resonated with me as my grandfather now has late stage dementia, which can be correlated to hearing loss that he suffered while in the military. I realized how revolutionary this technology could be and wanted to figure out a way to make it easily accessible to all people. Audio Cardio was born soon after.
How it works
The app (and underlying technology) is integrated with popular music streaming apps, such Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud, and it works at the same time as the users are listening to their content, by being played “under” that content.
As time progresses, Audio Cardio’s signal gets louder and, as soon as the signal gets easily audible, then the user knows their hearing ability has been improved and it is time to calibrate the app so that it goes back to barely audible levels again.
The app is available starting today for iOS, with the version for Google Play coming soon. It is based on a subscription model, clocked at $9.99 per month.
What do you think? Do you suffer any hearing loss from years of earbuds and loud music? How has it affected you? Feel free to share in the comments below.
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