Vancouver’s Singular Hearing will unveil its AI-powered hearing app, HeardThat, at CES 2020 in January.

Singular Hearing is a subsidiary of Singular Software, a developer of progressive audio technology solutions and a Top10 company in this year’s New Ventures BC Competition.

Harnessing the power of machine learning, HeardThat turns a smartphone into a futuristic hearing assistant.

With HeardThat, background noise is tuned out, allowing individuals with hearing loss to hear speech more clearly and engage in conversations they would otherwise have trouble hearing.

 

HeardThat utilizes advanced machine learning algorithms to separate speech from noise. It listens to the noisy environment and delivers denoised speech to the individual’s Bluetooth-enabled hearing aid or other listening devices via their smartphone.

“Often the first step in helping people with a hearing problem is an in-ear hearing aid. However, the weakness of even the most sophisticated hearing aids is the challenge of separating speech from background noise. Hearing aids tend to amplify all sound, making it difficult to have one-on-one or group conversations in a noisy environment. It can be frustrating enough that a person with hearing loss may even avoid a social outing or public place,” states Bruce Sharpe, Founder and CEO Singular Hearing.

“Machine learning gives us the unique power and flexibility to solve this long-standing problem. We are passionate about putting it to use through HeardThat and providing new options for the millions of families, friends, and colleagues who suffer from hearing loss.”

HeardThat will be available in early 2020 on Android and iOS.