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)

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)

Audiology, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy

What If Treating Hearing Loss Mitigates Cognitive Decline? (Part 2) (Future Ear Daily Update 7-12-19)

There have been a number of studies conducted in recent years to try and understand if there is a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline, and the research continues to indicate that there is a correlation between the two. The question that researchers are now trying to answer is whether people with hearing loss can… Continue reading What If Treating Hearing Loss Mitigates Cognitive Decline? (Part 2) (Future Ear Daily Update 7-12-19)

Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

Nearly Half of Adults 60+ Use their Smart Speaker Daily (Future Ear Daily Update 6-25-19)

Building the Daily Habit Voicebot released some data findings last week, and one stat that really caught my eye was that 46.6% of adults aged 60 and older use their smart speaker daily. It should be noted that this same cohort, adults aged 60+, only comprise 20% of the total smart speaker ownership base, but… Continue reading Nearly Half of Adults 60+ Use their Smart Speaker Daily (Future Ear Daily Update 6-25-19)

Essays, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare, Longevity Economy, VoiceFirst

The Unexpected #VoiceFirst Power Users

In-The-Ear Assistants There was a really good post published last week in the #VoiceFirst world by Cathy Pearl, the author of the book, "Designing Voice User Interfaces." In her post, she goes through  some of the positive effects that smart assistants are having on the disabled and elderly communities. The unique and awesome thing about the… Continue reading The Unexpected #VoiceFirst Power Users