Since IRIS20 didn’t go through a process of certification for medical devices, it cannot be sold as a hearing aid. It is classified as a personal sound amplifier instead. However, its performance is identical to those of hearing aids because IC chips and software algorithms specifically designed for hearing aids are used to make our devices.
It is suitable for people with mild ~ moderately severe hearing loss.
It is desirable to visit health care professional to find out which level of hearing loss you may have. However, for your reference, about 90% of global population having hearing loss are in the range of mild ~ Moderately severe loss.
In general, hearing aids and sound amplifiers are classified into two types – ITC (in the canal) and BTE (behind the ear). IRIS20 is a BTE type hearing instrument.
Of course, it is most desirable if you can make your device based on the structure of your ear and then customize its setting through the results of your hearing test. However, in this case, price of the device will go up very high and it will be quite inconvenient since you will need to visit a hearing care professional either at hospital or hearing aid store several times.
IRIS20 is a BTE type hearing instrument with minimal size which allows almost everyone to wear it comfortably and do hearing test by themselves directly.
You can do hearing test through our HearingAble app. You can download it for free to your smartphone. it allows to connect your device to your smartphone wirelessly. Using this app, you can do hearing test, control volume, change various functional modes, and even control power of your devices.
Yes. We identified that the hearing test done by our app is accurate by more than 90% compared with the test conducted at hospitals and hearing aid stores.
From the beginning of the product development, we have targeted people with age of above 60 as the main users. Anyone who are using smartphones can easily use IRIS20
Since HearingAble app uses low energy Bluetooth technology, it may not be installed in old smartphones. The app can be installed in Android devices that run Android OS version 4.4 or later and Apple devices that run iOS version 7.0 or later.
Unfortunately, IRIS20 is not water resistant.
312 zin-air coin battery which is specifically designed for hearing aids is used and it is not rechargeable.
It depends on how much you use IRIS20. In general, if you use the device 12 hours per day, you can use it for more than a week with one battery.
We provide a one-year free warranty which means if your device fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will repair if for free up to one year after the date of purchase. There will be a charge after the free one-year warranty period.
Unfortunately, IRIS20 does not support streaming audio sounds such as music or phone conversation from smartphones or tablets.
After a hearing test and automatic fitting of your IRIS20, you can use your device alone without your smartphone connected. However, to use various features in the HearingAble app, you need to have your IRIS20 connected to your smartphone.
Most likely not. IRIS20 is made considering adult’s size.