Realtek Semiconductor and Alango Technologies Partner to Offer a Solution for Hearing Loss
March 13, 2023 — Realtek Semiconductor (Taiwan) and Alango Technologies, Ltd. (Israel) have announced a collaboration to provide a joint solution that delivers the Alango PersonaSound™ suite of software technologies, ported and optimized for the latest Realtek Bluetooth SoCs. This collaboration aims to address the global problem of hearing loss, which affects 1.5 billion people worldwide, with 430 million requiring rehabilitation services, according to the World Health Organization's recent World Report on Hearing (2021).
By combining the functionalities of True Wireless Stereo earbuds and hearing aids, Realtek and Alango plan to offer a reference design of consumer electronics devices, simplifying the work of device manufacturers and shortening the time and cost of delivering the solution to end-users.
Alango Technologies PersonaSound is a field-proven personalized hearing/voice/audio solution to power the coming wave of hearable devices. With this software suite, users can easily custom fit and fine-tune hearing amplification within minutes using a one-time, self-administered hearing assessment. All sounds are personalized according to the user's hearing profile, including live sounds, streamed audio, and mobile phone calls. Additional technologies, such as situational awareness, can be integrated to pass important sounds through while listening to audio, and adjust the volume and spectrum of audio depending on ambient noise conditions automatically. PersonaSound can be adapted to different form factors, including TWS earbuds, self-fitted over-the-counter hearing aids, and everything in between.
"We are very excited to work Realtek, to offer customers a ready solution for integration into their products," said Dr. Alexander Goldin, founder and CEO of Alango Technologies. "Realtek Bluetooth SoCs deliver reliable, fast wireless connectivity, powerful DSP capabilities and are highly customizable, making them an ideal choice for integrating PersonaSound technology."
"Cooperating with Alango empowers us to deliver a highly efficient and user-friendly solution, benefiting countless individuals," said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. "By combining Realtek's cutting-edge System-on-Chips (SoCs) with Alango's mature hearing enhancement and sound personalization technology, we're streamlining the design process and accelerating the development of innovative hearables."
Original Equipment Manufacturers interested in integrating PersonaSound into their products are encouraged to contact Realtek or Alango for more information.
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation is a world-leading IC provider that designs and develops a wide range of IC products for connected media, communications network, computer peripheral, multimedia, and smart interconnect applications. Products include 10/100/1000M/2.5G/5G Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M/2.5G/10G Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, xDSL, VoIP Solutions, Bluetooth, xPON, IoT Solutions, Automotive Ethernet Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Consumer and PC Applications, Reader/USB Hub/Type-C Controllers, Web/IP Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, low-power, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.
ABOUT ALANGO TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Israel, Alango Technologies is a leading provider of digital signal processing technologies for speech, hearing and audio applications. Companies use Alango's software in a wide range of devices, hands-free car kits, conference systems and speakerphones, Bluetooth headsets and TWS earbuds, hearing enhancement and assistive listening products, as well as smart speakers and other voice-controlled devices. Alango's innovative technology passes rigorous certification standards in even the most demanding and noisy environments. Alango supports its customers at all stages, from product design to the start of mass production and beyond. More information on Alango can be found on the website: www.alango.com.