A new study conducted by Samsung Medical Center indicates that the Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature effectively helps those who have mild hearing loss. The truly wireless earphones can help such people in better hearing sounds in their surroundings. The study was published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research.
The research evaluated the effectiveness of the Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound when compared to a hearing aid and a personal sound amplification product. This is the first study that has included truly wireless earphones when reviewing the clinical performance of hearing devices. All three devices went through three tests: electroacoustic assessment, sound amplification evaluation, and a clinical performance evaluation.
The study tested the Galaxy Buds Pro’s equivalent input noise, frequency range, output sound pressure level, and total harmonic distortion. It also tested their amplification performance at seven different frequencies. Participants in the study, with a median age of 63, were suffering from moderate hearing impairments, and 57% of them said that the Galaxy Buds Pro helped them communicate in a quiet environment. The earbuds were found to be effective at 1,000Hz, 2,000Hz, and 6,000Hz.
The tests revealed that the Galaxy Buds Pro perform comparably to hearing aids. When compared to their unaided condition, individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairments understood spoken words better when using the Galaxy Buds Pro. Samsung’s latest truly wireless earphones can amplify nearby sounds by up to 20 decibels and offers four levels of customization.
Han-gil Moon, Master and Head of Advanced Audio Lab, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “As we develop new products and services, we are mindful of how our technology can help people to defy barriers and do more. These findings reflect our ongoing commitment to creating innovations that enable everyone to better enjoy everyday experiences, and we plan to extend the test to more participants in the coming months.“