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

019 – Mark Truong – Hearing Aid Genius Bars

The next episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Mark Truong, audiology student and host of The Hear Me Out Podcast. I came across Mark's podcast a few months back and was impressed by his guests and the overall quality of his podcast. So, I reached out to Mark to introduce myself and got to… Continue reading 019 – Mark Truong – Hearing Aid Genius Bars

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, Hearables, Live-Language Translation, VoiceFirst

2018 Starts with a Bang

Editor's Note: In my initial post, I mentioned that along with the long-form assessments I've been publishing, I'd also be doing short, topical updates. This is the first of those updates. In the first week of 2018, we saw a handful of significant updates that pertain to various trends converging around ears. Here's a rundown… Continue reading 2018 Starts with a Bang

Essays, Hearables, VoiceFirst

A Journey to the Center of the Ear

The Road Starts Here If you examine the past 50 years of user interfaces in computing, what you'll see is that a new one surfaces every 10 years or so. Each of these new interfaces has been an incremental step away from hardware-based interfaces, to ones that are more software-based. From the 1970's - early… Continue reading A Journey to the Center of the Ear

Essays, Hearables

The Power of Network Effects

Think back to 2007 when the iPhone debuted. If you recall, the device itself was pretty unique - multi-touch touchscreen, completely new user interface, iconic form factor - but, the initial functionality that it provided was not all that different from what existed at that time. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone as, "an iPod, a… Continue reading The Power of Network Effects

Essays, Hearables

Welcome to FuturEar

Hello and welcome to FuturEar! As the name insinuates, the purpose of this blog is to provide an ongoing account of the rapidly evolving audio landscape. My goal is to help make sense of all the trends that are converging toward the ear and then consider the implications of those progressions. This blog will feature… Continue reading Welcome to FuturEar