What if it were possible to reduce or eliminate hearing loss with a ground-breaking device that could be hidden within a baseball cap?
That’s exactly what Max Virtual, a Deleware-based company specializing in wearable technology, says it can do with its Cynaps Bluetooth Cap.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Max Virtual is addressing the problem of hearing loss with a new device that transmits amplified audio from the environment directly to the inner ear using vibration, a process known as "bone conduction." And the best part is the device looks just like an ordinary baseball cap. Maxvirtual.com says the Cynaps Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset in a Hat costs $79.
According to the World Health Organization over 5 per cent of the world’s population - 360 million people – has hearing loss (328 million adults and 32 million children). Connect Hearing has been addressing this problem by encouraging people to get free hearing tests at locations across Canada.
You can see a video of the device by visiting Indiegogo. Or you can watch a sound demo below:
In related news, for every $3,000 raised, Max Virtual will make a small cap or band with Cynaps Enhance and use it to restore hearing for one child who otherwise would have absolutely no chance to hear.
Obviously we think this is a great idea to give back to the community, as we are doing this December with our 4EARS Campaign. Help bring the gift of sound to a child by booking your complimentary hearing test today.