Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Guest Appearances, Hearables, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

I recently spoke with Keri Roberts, the host of the Voice Summit's podcast, Inside Voice, about the burgeoning, "Aural Attention Economy." I first began writing about this new facet of the, "Attention Economy," back in February when I wrote a two-part piece for Voicebot titled, "The Cambrian Explosion of Audio Content." Since that piece, it's… Continue reading Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

Aural Attention Economy, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare

SonicCloud’s New Capability: Mobile Streaming (Future Ear Daily Update 11-13-19)

Last week, I wrote an update about the company SonicCloud and how I became familiar with the company and its mission through executive, Larry Guterman. As I mentioned in my previous update, SonicCloud builds software solutions designed for any type of headphone or Bluetooth audio device, tailored to folks with hearing loss. These solutions cater… Continue reading SonicCloud’s New Capability: Mobile Streaming (Future Ear Daily Update 11-13-19)

Daily Updates, Essays, Future Ear Radio

Future Ear Turns Two (Future Ear Daily Update 11-12-19)

Happy (belated) birthday, Future Ear! What began as a site for long-form essays, has since morphed into a home for my daily update. To commemorate two years, here are five takeaways from what I've learned about blogging across the first 150 posts. Just Start When I started this blog, I thought I only had a… Continue reading Future Ear Turns Two (Future Ear Daily Update 11-12-19)

Alexa, Daily Updates, Essays, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

Alexa + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 11-8-19)

One of the core themes of Future Ear has revolved around the idea of an impending marriage between voice assistants and hearing aids (and all hearables). This marriage of the two technologies became feasible five years ago with the introduction of Bluetooth hearing aids, enabling the ability to wirelessly tether one's ears to the internet.… Continue reading Alexa + Hearing Aids (Future Ear Daily Update 11-8-19)

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)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare

SonicCloud + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-5-19)

One of the companies I've found to be very interesting to follow in the hearing healthcare space is SonicCloud. I was first introduced to SonicCloud at an industry trade show a few years ago, where Chief Customer Experience Officer, Larry Guterman, walked me through the software that the company was building, and helped to lay… Continue reading SonicCloud + Apple Health (Future Ear Daily Update 11-5-19)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Podcasts, VoiceFirst

Andy Bellavia: Hearables are Changing Lives (Future Ear Daily Update 11-4-19)

I recently listened to the Inside Voice podcast episode that featured guest, Andy Bellavia. During this podcast, Andy and the host, Keri Roberts, spoke on the topic of hearables and the various ways in which the devices are beginning to change lives. As a seven year veteran working in the hardware side of the hearables… Continue reading Andy Bellavia: Hearables are Changing Lives (Future Ear Daily Update 11-4-19)

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)

Apple, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Apple’s Growth Engine: Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 10-31-19)

Yesterday, Apple reported it's Q4 2019 earnings and one of the biggest takeaways from the various metrics reported was the fact that Apple's wearables are now it's largest hub of growth in terms of absolute dollars year-over-year. Services grew by about $2.25 billion, while Wearables/Home/Accessories grew by about $3.5 billion. Allow me to provide a… Continue reading Apple’s Growth Engine: Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 10-31-19)

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)