ZVOX Audio Debuts “Smart Speaker” That Uses Hearing Aid Technology to Enhance Dialogue Clarity
ZVOX Audio will debut its AccuVoice TV Speaker at CEDIA 2016. According to ZVOX, 95 million Americans are over the age of 50. And they are the first generation to grow up listening to LOUD rock music – so many suffer from minor hearing impairment. Combine those rock-impaired ears with the puny sound systems built into flat screen TVs and you get an epidemic of people who are constantly asking “What did he say?” while watching TV shows. Millions of people simply can’t understand dialogue on many shows.
The new AccuVoice TV Speaker from ZVOX is designed for this problem. Only 17” wide, it uses a computer processor that mimics the functionality of a hearing aid. It applies an advanced compression/equalization algorithm that lifts voices out of background sounds to create the clearest dialogue reproduction ever. This proprietary (patent-pending) technology is activated only when voices are detected in a soundtrack.
The AccuVoice TV speaker is enclosed in an elegant aluminum cabinet and uses three high performance full-range speaker drivers to create realistic, room-filling sound.
It will list for $249.99 and here are all the details.