Hearing aids often cost thousands of dollars, require visits to audiologists, and carry a stigma. Olive Pro earplugs aim to solve all those problems. For $ 300 ($ 1
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We’ve seen audible sounds before that promise to improve your hearing if it starts to fail, such as Nuheara’s IQBuds Boost. Nuheara delivers impressive results that could potentially change life, but they are not hearing aids, and the company says so clearly.
Olive, on the other hand, markets the Olive Pro as real hearing aids and the earplugs have received Class II medical certification from the FDA. But unlike most hearing aids, you don’t have to go to a specialist to buy them, saving you a lot of money.
Olive Pro promises artificial intelligence features to “isolate unwanted noise and improve music, calls, TV and more”. You create a hearing profile in the company’s app, a similar process used by other hearing aids.
The earbuds have a set of built-in microphones that allow them to listen to background noise and isolate it from voices. The company promises you’ll get seven hours of listening pleasure on a single charge and a total of 20 hours from the included charging case. Olive Pro uses Bluetooth 5.0, is iPX4 water resistant, supports fast charging and wireless charging, and integrates with voice support.
You can pre-order Olive Pro today through the company’s Indiegogo campaign for $ 150, and Olive says it will ship in the first quarter of 2021. After the campaign, the price will increase to $ 300.