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The Best Headphones for the Hearing Impaired
June 23, 2021
The CS50+ PSAP features precise customization within the CS Customizer app, allowing you to control what frequencies are focused on. If you want to focus on voices, you can increase the mid-high frequencies. This helps reduce feedback and improve clarity, relying less on presets to find the perfect balance.
AARP covers the CS50+
April 22, 2021
The $349 Sound World Solutions CS50+ was rated the top PSAP by The New York Times’ product-review site Wirecutter in 2020. It’s an “over-the-ear” hearable: The earbud is connected by a small tube to a battery compartment that fits around the ear.
The Best Personal Sound Amplification Product
June 3, 2020
Hearing aids cost thousands of dollars, which is in part why less than a third of Americans who would benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one, according to a 2006 study. For those with mild to moderate hearing loss, studies have shown that personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) can be nearly as effective at around a fifth of the price. We tested seven PSAPs in 2020 (and have tested 10 total since 2018), and we are sure the Sound World Solutions CS50+ is the best one.
JAMA Article Comparing CS50+ to Conventional Hearing Aids
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Audiologists compare a sample of Personal Sound Amplifiers with a conventional hearing aid among individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. The CS50+ rates highest among the PSAPs…
Consumer Reports covers the CS50+
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Consumer Reports (March 2017 issue) continues to cover the issue of hearing loss and the need for affordable hearing care options. Here’s one of those articles, with a review of our CS50+ product.
Sound World Solutions Featured in Fast Company
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Fast Company takes an in-depth look at the issue of hearing loss and the reasons so many individuals wait to address their hearing challenges. Along the way, the article highlights Sound World Solutions and our innovative solutions as one example of an approach that can help to change that reality.
Our CS50+ Personal Sound Amplifier is one of the good ones
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Why don’t people address hearing loss? Paula Span’s article on July 15, 2016, the New York Times discusses exactly that, and it leads her to personal sound amplifiers as an alternative to hearing aids. When she reviewed the many options available to her, she found our CS50+ to be one of the good ones. Find out more here.
Reed Pence discusses why people don’t use hearing aids
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Our own Shawn Stahmer is one of the guests on this 12/27/2015 radio broadcast that discusses why people don’t use hearing aids. Do you agree with what he and the other guests have to say?
CS50+ is once again part of the story in The New York Times
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The CS50+ personal sound amplifier was once again part of the story in a nice piece by Andrew Pollack of The New York Times. Andrew talked about the changes underway in the hearing health market and the role that personal sound amplifiers are playing in those changes. You can read the full story just below.
Consumer Reports Highlight the CS50+
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Sue Byrne from Consumer Reports provides a look at how to beat high hearing aid prices, including the availability of personal sound amplifiers like the CS50+. Read the full story by clicking the link below.
Sidekick Personal Sound Amplifier highlighted in MoneyTalkNews
Friday, August 28, 2015
In a story by Marilyn Lewis that looks at ways to beat the high price of traditional hearing aids, MoneyTalksNews founder Stacy Johnson highlights his use of the Sidekick personal sound amplifier. Read the story below.
Hopkins Startup Helps Senior Hear Without the Expense
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As many as two-thirds of older adults will experience hearing loss, but many won’t do anything about it, says Dr. Carrie Nieman, a resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For some, hearing aids are too expensive and too difficult to obtain, they cost thousands of dollars, aren’t covered by Medicare or Medicaid and…
Not Ready for a Hearing Aid, but need a Little Help?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Personal amplifiers are inexpensive and powerful. Just don’t call them hearing aids.
Bluetooth Devices do Battle with the $3000 Hearing Aid
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Advances in circuitry and Bluetooth have made hearing-aid alternatives cheaper and more powerful
CS10 highlighted in Money magazine story
Monday, April 21, 2014
New competitors mean more ways to save money. But should you really buy hearing aids at Costco?
Sound World Once Again in the New York Times
Monday, March 24, 2014
In Sunday’s New York Times Technology Section, Sound World Solutions and our new CS50 Bluetooth personal sound amplifier was covered in Anne Eisenberg’s article, Just Don’t Call Them Hearing Aids
Stavros Basseas, CEO of Sound World Solutions, featured in FOX Business segment on ‘A New Kind of Hearing Aid’
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sound World Solutions CEO Stavros Basseas on creating personal sound amplifiers for people with minor hearing problems.
Sound World Solutions featured in article “Better Hearing through Bluetooth”
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Like many men of his generation, Larry Faust, 61, of Seattle, went to a lot of rock concerts in his youth. And like many men of his generation, his hearing isn’t what it used to be.
CBS Evening News Special: the Sound World CS10 Bluetooth Personal Sound Amplifier
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
On Christmas Eve, Sound World Solutions was covered on the CBS Evening News in a segment reported by Barry Petersen.
NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 2
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
On NPR’s Morning Edition today, John Ydstie again reported on our inaugural product, the CS10 personal sound amplifier, and the impact it’s having on how moderate hearing loss is treated in the U.S. and around the world.
Stavros Basseas and Sound World Solutions featured on Fox News Chicago
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Chicago man’s invention offers new hope for the hard of hearing.
NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 1
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
On NPR’s Morning Edition today, John Ydstie reported on our inaugural product, the CS10 personal sound amplifier, and the impact it’s having on how moderate hearing loss is treated in the U.S. and around the world.