Yamaha helps combat hearing health with new TW-E3B True Wireless Earphones
Coming out in September, the earphone features a technology that allows listeners to hear full-range sound – from high to low frequencies – even at low volume settings. This overcomes a challenge faced by typical earphones, where low volume listening leads to a pronounced reduction with certain frequency ranges, resulting in listeners increasing the volume to levels that may affect hearing health.
The company said: “We’ve seen the World Health Organisation estimate that by 2050, nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss. In fact, over one billion young adults are at risk of permanent, avoidable hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices.”
The long-term impacts may be especially compounded by daily wear of earbuds and headphones at high volume levels.
“Listening Care solves this issue, allowing lower volume listening by intelligently adjusting sound frequencies to maintain the full-range sound.”
The compact housing, which can be inserted deep into the ear, is highly sealed to prevent sound quality deterioration due to sound leakage. In addition, as these are tuned by Yamaha, a musical instrument specialist, enables both low frequency reproduction with a strong sense of volume and high frequency control where each note can be heard clearly.
The earphones are coming in six colours: two chic monotone and four smoky. In addition, the earbud has been downsized compared to the previous model (25 per cent reduction in volume), and the insert housing has a non-slip coating to ensure a secure fit even for small ears. An overall comfortable fit that prevents fatigue even after long hours of listening has been a key focus along with redesigned function buttons to improve operability.
There’s also Bluetooth 5 with Qualcomm aptX, simple controls via phone voice assistants and app control, and up to 24-hours of wireless battery life.