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Nura headphones claim they adapt and adjust based on your hearing profile.

Interesting concept, but is there scientific proof backing it up?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nura/nura-headphones-that-learn-and-adapt-to-your-uniqu?ref=home_popular

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Nura headphones claim they adapt and adjust based on your hearing profile.

Interesting concept, but is there scientific proof backing it up?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nura/nura-headphones-that-learn-and-adapt-to-your-uniqu?ref=home_popular

Scientific proof of what? That it can be done?, That it is necessary? That it enhances the listening experience?........

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Scientific proof of what? That it can be done?, That it is necessary? That it enhances the listening experience?........

good point. that those "waves" that come back from your ear are in fact real (check their video) and, as a consequence, that adapting the sound to it will enhances listening experience.

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Well audiologists use multi frequency tympanometry as a diagnostic tool. I guess their technique is similar, perhaps cruder, combined with some audio tuning similar to room correction.

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A.....volume control?

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A lot of dodgy tech ideas on Kickstarter. Artificial gills and solar road ways for a start.

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As soon as see the word Kickstarter I run far away fast in the opposite direction to that website :run:

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Super Wammer

AKG N90Q have a similar product

http://www.harmanaudio.com/akg/N90+Q.html

Using its proprietary 'TrueNote' technology, the headphones can perform active signal processing using two microphones in each ear cup that scan the anatomy of the ear. This calibrates the frequency and tailors the sound based on your hearing level and the shape of your ears.

Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/akg-n90q-review#CiySqcLKZAeUCDII.99

Alan

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I notice all the people in the video are young people with, presumably, good hearing that hasn't suffered the damage from aging or trauma.

I've not heard of these sound waves coming out of the ear before but if say your hearing is 3dB down at 6.3kHz and 8kHz, and you can't hear 7kHz in one ear (as is my situation) how can these headphones detect that? After all the reason I can't hear these sounds is not due to my ear shape but to damaged hairs in my cochlea.

I've just found this from 1992 and makes interesting reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/09/science/ear-s-own-sounds-may-underlie-its-precision.html?pagewanted=all

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Super Wammer

Would any of these products help me - have lost my high frequency's - feeling a lack of confidence when listening ?

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Super Wammer

It may do, i guess its how many db down your ears are at specific frequencies compared to the boost the AKG can give.

alan

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Super Wammer
I just wrote this in another forum:

So they EQ the headphones to your ear response. The problem is: live music isn't EQ'ed to your ear response. So headphone music will sound different than real music.

I disagree , since the phones will calibrate to your ears, you will have a flat corrected response.just like wearing glasses for poor eyesight.

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