USound, a leading provider of advanced audio solutions, announced today its collaboration with partners to develop and deliver a reference design for a cutting-edge over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aid. The reference design will integrate USound’s newest Kore 4.0 audio module, ASE’s Micro SiP (System-in-Package), and OBO Pro2’s innovative hearing aid design, delivering the most advanced hearing aid in the market.
The partnership combines the strengths of all three companies. USound’s expertise in advanced audio technology and its newest Kore 4.0 module will ensure superior sound quality and performance. ASE Chung-Li provides the most compact Bluetooth Micro SiP, designed specifically for the hearable devices; OBO Pro2, an experienced hearing aid manufacturer, delivers the OTC hearing aid and integrates all components into a sleek and user-friendly device.
“We are thrilled to partner with OBO Pro2 and ASE Chung-Li to create a state-of-the-art over-the-counter hearing aid that meets the needs of millions of people suffering from hearing loss worldwide,” said Ferruccio Bottoni, CEO of USound. “Our Kore 4.0 module combined with ASE’s latest Bluetooth Micro SiP provides a superior audio experience, while OBO Pro2’s expertise in hearing aid design ensures that the device is easy to use and comfortable to wear.”
The reference design enables hearing aid manufacturers to rapidly develop and produce OTC hearing aids that meet the highest standards of performance and reliability. With an estimated 500 million people worldwide suffering from hearing loss, the market for OTC hearing will grow significantly in the coming years.
“Collaborating with Usound that embedded ASE’s Micro SiP to provide a high-quality and reliable hearing aid solution to our customers,” said the CEO of OBO Pro2. “We believe that our expertise in hearing aid design combined with USound’s advanced audio technology will enable us to deliver a superior product that will make a positive impact on people’s lives.”
The reference design will be available to hearing aid manufacturers in the second half of 2023.