A brand-new service for people with hearing loss launches today. Matthew Turner was interviewed by Channel 5 about his experiences with hearing loss and how he came up with the idea for Audacious.
“I match your voice to my hearing loss real time and then I get a call to my ear, to my hearing aid or to my cochlear implant that is actually personalised to my needs.”
After realising that mobile phones really aren’t designed for those with hearing loss Matthew decided to take matters into his own hands. That’s why he created a service which works like a hearing aid in the sky. With over 11 million people in the UK with hearing loss, this can be a big help.
Matthew worked together with two of the worlds leading hearing scientists, Professor Brian Moore and Doctor Michael Stone, to develop a way to test and improve hearing ability over the phone. This allowed them to create tailored sound profiles which could be applied to mobile calls.
“It can actually be a life-changer, for myself, I use hearing aids but when I don’t have my hearing aids in I use the Audacious system because it just allows me to communicate. There’s less frustration, it’s less tiring.”