Q+ is a hearing solution app that provides you with an enhanced hearing experience. The app is intuitive to use, easily available and allows you to find listening settings that work best for you in different sound environments (quiet as well as noisy).
With sophisticated technology inside, the Q+ app harnesses the processing power of your iPhone, delivering an affordable next-generation hearing solution, by giving you:
* Inbuilt hearing tests calibrated for precision as per ANSI standards for accurate output
* Intelligently-adjusted sound as per hearing test results
* High-quality sound enhancement by using the same algorithms as hearing aids
* Wide bandwidth - up to 8000 Hz - by delivering higher bandwidth for improved comprehension and clarity of sound
* Automatic adjustment of amplification to reduce feedback (whistling sound) using proprietary cutting-edge adaptive feedback cancellation algorithms
* Versatile controls for customizing listening experiences
* Environmental noise reduction
The app can be used with the phone's headset (Apple ear buds and ear pods) for improved speech comprehension and enhanced perception of environmental sounds.
INBUILT HEARING TEST: The starting point for using Q+ is an inbuilt hearing test that utilizes a simple progression of tones played at varying intensities and pitches to get a map of your hearing ability. The test is designed to be quick, simple and intuitive, yet exact. It is calibrated for accuracy as per ANSI standards for audiometry, has advanced software to intelligently perform audiometry and monitors ambient noise to check if the location is too loud for a test.
Users who have access to their audiogram can input their known hearing thresholds as a starting point instead of taking the test.
Quadio recommends taking the test in a quiet environment for accurate results.
INTELLIGENT SOUND ENHANCEMENT: Based on the results of the test, the app uses proprietary audio algorithms to process sounds signals according to your hearing requirements. The algorithms have been developed after significant research and provide a clear, comfortable and crisp listening experience.
CUSTOMIZABLE SETTINGS: The app is designed to let you control your listening experience in different environments. You can choose from three baseline sound quality types (bass/midrange/treble boost), switch noise reduction on and off, and fine-tune the sound type by controlling how different types of sounds are treated (soft sounds, loud sounds, speech and distant sounds).
ADAPTIVE FEEDBACK CANCELLATION: The app performs adaptive feedback cancellation to eliminate whistling/howling sounds that emanate because of the high amplification performed inside the app coupled with close proximity of the headset mic to the speakers. If needed, you can choose to use the phone mic instead of the one in the headset.
COMPATIBILITY: The app is available for iPhones 4s onward and supports Apple ear buds and ear pods.
Before using any hearing correction mechanism, responsible self health care mandates having your ears/hearing health assessed by a medical professional to rule out any treatable causes of hearing loss and identify correctly the requirement for a hearing correction mechanism.
Though the hearing test is designed to be accurate, results may vary based on the depth of insertion of earphones into the ears, as well as the loudness of environmental sounds (Quadio recommends taking the test in a very quiet room). Test results should not be construed as an alternative to an audiological evaluation performed by a trained audiologist.
The app limits the sound output levels based on the hearing loss of the user but care should be taken to ensure that the loudness of the output is comfortable for the user.