Whisper upgrades its hearing system–allowing consumers to enjoy the latest technology without having to purchase a new hearing aid.
SAN FRANCISCO – March 16, 2021 – Whisper announced today the launch of its first upgrade for its flagship product, the Whisper Hearing System. This is the first of many planned upgrades of the Whisper System to bring improved sound processing and new features without the need to purchase a new hearing aid. Whisper wearers will benefit from improved audio performance through improvements to the company’s proprietary Sound Separation Engine, which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to optimize sound in real-time for a consumer’s surroundings.
With this release, Whisper used tens of thousands of hours of audio information to improve its AI-based Sound Separation Engine. As a result, consumers may be able to hear voices more clearly with over 40% of people surveyed in Whisper’s Research Center reporting that they are hearing voices better after receiving this software upgrade.
“This upgrade is a major milestone for hearing health,” said Andrew Song, Co-Founder and President of Whisper. “We are excited to deliver these improvements to Whisper users and help change people’s hearing experience. This upgrade would not have been possible without combining the latest work from our artificial intelligence team with valuable feedback from hearing care professionals.”
In addition to improving the underlying artificial intelligence, Whisper improved how hearing care professionals adjust the Whisper Hearing System to best support their patients’ unique hearing profiles with an upgraded compression system. This new upgrade also contains noise reduction algorithm and sound quality processing improvements.
The Whisper Hearing System is available via two payment options and includes ongoing care from a licensed hearing care professional, regular software upgrades, and a 3-year warranty that not only covers the system itself but also loss and damage. Patients can start a monthly plan at $69/month for 36 months or purchase the system for $2,499. To sign up for a risk-free trial of the Whisper Hearing System, visit www.whisper.ai.
Established in 2017, Whisper is a team of artificial intelligence, hearing care, hardware, and software experts coming together to solve the challenge of providing better hearing. We set out to make the Whisper Hearing System so our parents, grandparents, friends and teammates can have a tomorrow that sounds even better than today.