What exactly is uSound?
uSound is an App for smartphones, like many others, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, the difference is that it is meant for aiding people with hearing impairment.
How does it work?
The smartphone captures the sound with its microphones. The sound is then analyzed, the necessary frequencies marked by the hearing test are compensated. Finally, the optimized audio is played by the earphones allowing you to hear what is happening around you.
What is a hearing test?
uSound performs an estimate hearing test, the results are used to tailor the sounds to your hearing.
Does uSound hearing test replace an audiologist’s hearing test?
No, uSound hearing test does not replace an audiologist’s hearing exam (audiometry). While uSound’s test has a high level of accuracy, and it is the result of many years of investigation and testing, we are not ready to replace an audiometry. This is why you can enter your audiometry to enhance the precision of uSound’s audio compensation even further.
Is uSound a medical device?
No, uSound, at present, is an alternative device to enhance your hearing. uSound has obtained a medical device certification in Argentina by the Medicine University of Tucumán (Argentina), by the I.N.T.E.G.R.A.R foundation for research on hearing impairment, and by the Stok Hearing impairment Clinic in Tucumán (Argentina), our next step is to certify uSound with the FDA, at that moment we will be able to call uSound a medical device.
About the use of uSound
About the pathologies uSound covers
About the technical details of uSound
I perceive delay in the audio, is this normal?
In Android: the delay is normal, measured in the High End earphones at 100ms, Middle End earphones 180ms, Low End earphones 220 ms. The reason for this delay is caused by the Android operating system, this issue will be fixed in the coming versions of Android, from our side we take care of optimizing our sound engine 100% to achieve the smallest delay possible. We are also working in an alternative solution that will allow for imperceptible delay in Android.
In iOS: There is not perceptible delay, this is achieved since the audio processing takes under 15ms, at this speed the brain cannot tell the difference.
About the professionals working with uSound
Who are the professionals working with uSound?
We have the support of:
1- Dr. Victorio Stok
Director of Dept. Implants and Hearing aids
Instituto Stok at Instituto Stok s.c
Director at INTEGRAR Foundation
San Miguel de Tucumán- Tucumán – Argentina
Address: Bolivar N°108
Our advisors are:
2- Lic. Axel Barceló
Vicerrector Barceló Foundation
-Faculty of Medicine
Director at Incubando Salud
3- Dean of Medicine at USPT University.
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