Alexa, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

018 – The Emergence of Hearables Panel with Andy Bellavia

The next episode of the Future Ear Podcast is a recording of the panel that Andy Bellavia and I participated on during Project Voice. The panel was moderated by the host of the event, Bradley Metrock, and was held on January 14th. During the panel, we touched on a wide variety of hearables-specific topics, largely… Continue reading 018 – The Emergence of Hearables Panel with Andy Bellavia

Aural Attention Economy, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

016 – Carl Thomas – Hearables-as-a-Platform

The next episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Carl Thomas, Founding Director at Audiowings. Along with launching wearable company, Audiowings, Carl also founded Wearables London seven years ago, which brings industry thought leaders and executives together. As someone who has a long history working in the wearables industry, I figured Carl would be a… Continue reading 016 – Carl Thomas – Hearables-as-a-Platform

Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

013 – Dave Copithorne – Recapping Starkey’s 2020 Expo

Today's episode of the podcast features Dave Copithorne, Director of Content at Hearing Tracker. During this episode, Dave walks me through some of the main announcements and highlights from the expo he just attended held by American hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey. The expo spanned four days out in Las Vegas, drew 3,400 hearing care professionals,… Continue reading 013 – Dave Copithorne – Recapping Starkey’s 2020 Expo

Biometrics, Daily Updates, Flash Briefings, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Longevity Economy, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

010 – Ryan Kraudel – Biometric Sensors + Hearables

Today's episode of the podcast features, Ryan Kraudel, VP of Marketing at Valencell. Valencell manufacturers optical-based, PPG (photoplethysmogram) sensors that are designed to be integrated into a variety of wearables, consumer hearables and hearing aids. If you've ever used an Apple Watch before and noticed the blinking green light on the underside of the device,… Continue reading 010 – Ryan Kraudel – Biometric Sensors + Hearables

Apple, Biometrics, Hearables, Longevity Economy

The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

https://anchor.fm/futureear Future Ear Radio now available on Spotify & Anchor Yesterday, Chrissy Farr wrote a piece on the recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about the results of Apple's Heart Study. Apple collaborated with Stanford Medicine to conduct a broad study of Apple Watch users to try and identify atrial fibrillation… Continue reading The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy

The VA + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-6-19)

Yesterday, I wrote about the new SonicCloud integration with Apple Health that will allow SonicCloud users to import their audiograms housed in Apple Health directly into the SonicCloud app. Today, Apple announced another Apple Health development that will allow for veterans to access all their health records through Apple Health. In the press release issued… Continue reading The VA + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-6-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Well, it's official. Google bought Fitbit this morning for $2.1 billion dollars after submitting an offer on Monday. Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices & Services at Google, issued a blog post announcing the acquisition and kicked off it off with this (emphasis mine): Today, we’re announcing that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to… Continue reading Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Alexa, Aural Attention Economy, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Siri, Uncategorized, VoiceFirst

Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

This Friday, I will be presenting a 60 minute webinar titled, "The Technological Evolution of Today's Hearing Aids," on the continuing education site, AudiologyOnline. While it's a presentation intended for hearing care professionals, it's free to sign up for and can be attended by anyone. This presentation will ultimately be a culmination of everything I've… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

Alexa, Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Siri, VoiceFirst

AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

This morning, as I was writing today's update around Alexa Bill Pay, news broke about Apple releasing a new pair of AirPods - AirPods Pro - and that Google is in talks to buy Fitbit. So, I'm pivoting here and will publish the Alexa Bill Pay update tomorrow, as I feel I need to cover… Continue reading AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

Alexa, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)

Yesterday, CNBC reporter, Christina Farr, reported that Amazon has purchased digital health startup, Health Navigator. As Christina notes, this group will be joining the Amazon Care group that Amazon formed and launched last month. For today's update, I thought it would make sense to write about this acquisition and how it relates to the broader… Continue reading Amazon Care + Health Navigator (Future Ear Daily Update 10-24-19)