In Canada, an estimated 19% of adults (4.6 million) have at least mild hearing loss in the speech-frequency range (0.5, 1, 2 and 4 kHz). Note A
In contrast to the prevalence of hearing loss among Canadian adults, just 4% (867,000) of Canadian adults self-reported some level of hearing impairment. Note B
Hearing clearly is a key factor for the success of remote workers who rely on computers to communicate with colleagues and customers, especially for those with hearing loss.
Primary hearing-related challenges in remote work environments:
Voices on conference calls and online training are often muddied, muffled or distant
Speaker accents can be particularly challenging
The person speaking is not always providing visual cues
Cognitive load increases from the stress of trying to understand
Challenging to use headsets in conjunction with hearing aids
Compromised ability to hear clearly interferes with efficiency and effectiveness of the team
Productivity metrics rely on clear and efficient communication
What is SonicCloud?
SonicCloud is audio personalization software that enhances the sound playing through headphones and earbuds connected to computers and mobile devices to improve speech understanding.
SonicCloud can enhance sound output from almost any app on Windows and MacOS computers including:
IP SoftPhone Calls
Introducing SonicCloud Enterprise
SonicCloud Enterprise supports Employees, Educators, Students and Telehealth Professionals who rely on video conferencing and softphone platforms for work or school.
The Enterprise edition of SonicCloud includes "Sample Profiles"which can be quickly selected based on the user's hearing ability -- whether they have “normal” hearing , or mild to profound hearing loss -- and used as a starting point to immediately enhance all the audio output on the user's Windows 10 or MacOS computer. Just pick a Sample Profile and the app will enhance all audio output on your computer:
SonicCloud Mac Controls are shown above Want clearer voices? Have Moderate hearing loss with trouble in the high pitches? There’s a Sample Profile for that! You also have full control to make any adjustments, while you listen:
SonicCloud Windows Controls are shown above
SonicCloud Enterprise is available for Windows 10 and MacOS computers.
Transforming Sound to Maximize Speech Understanding
SonicCloud’s speech intelligibility algorithm brings out exceptional clarity while maintaining a completely natural sound quality. The proprietary SonicCloud signal processing and patented self-tuning capabilities deliver unrivaled, personalized speech understanding across the entire spectrum of hearing ability.