Pioneer announce Nani Personal Sound Amplifier
The hearing aid that's not a hearing aid
Among all the hullabaloo during CES 2018 week, Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. announced its latest innovation in sound and design: the “Nani?” PHA-M70 Personal Amplifier
The culmination of years of experience in digital processing, “Nani?” is a simple, discreet, yet technically advanced bearing device. It has automatic ambient noise reduction; dual mics and DSP for natural directionality; L/R balance adjustment, and automatic input reduction to protect against sudden loud noises. Additionally, anti-howling technology lets users listen comfortably without feedback.
The “Nani?” is inconspicuously sized (33.5 x 76 x 14 mm H x W x D, excluding clip) and lightweight (19 g, excluding battery and clip) and its one large button / volume knob should make it easy to operate with one hand. “Nani?” can last up to 21 hours per charge, with the included rechargeable lithium battery and accepts readily available triple-A and R03 cell batteries.
Microphones for left and right ears collect sound for amplification and playback through two big 10mm drivers. Roll your thumb on the volume wheel to adjust the sound levels during conversations, watching TV programs, and in many other situations. The Nani earphones are comfortable, and the amp is lightweight so users will hardly know it’s there, says Pioneer
Timing and pricing are still to be determined.
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