What is Nuance Phonewear?
Nuance Phonewear is an iPhone case equipped with 8MEMS microphones, Active Noise Control (ANC) Earphones and an iOS app, designed to improve speech understanding in noisy environments.
Which iPhone models does Nuance Phonewear support?
iPhone 6/6s/7/8 are supported. iPhone Plus models are not supported.
Who is the Nuance Phonewear for?
For people with mild to moderate hearing loss and anyone who has problems understanding speech in noisy environments.
Is Nuance Phonewear a Hearing Aid?
No. It is a Personal Sound Amplification Product (PSAP). Nuance Phonewear is a great solution for people who would like to enhance their ability to have conversations in noisy environments.
Does Nuance Phonewear comply with any special standards?
Yes. Nuance Phonewear was tested and certified by the CE and FCC.
Does Nuance Phonewear need a mobile app to operate?
Yes. You download the free Nuance Hearing app from the App Store.
What are the main features of the Nuance Hearing app?
The Nuance Hearing app allows you to take a hearing test, select sound modes, set the volume level and control the direction of the Focused Hearing beam.
What are the benefits of taking the hearing test?
The hearing test creates a hearing profile and then personalizes the sound output according to your needs.
What is Focused Hearing?
Focused hearing lets you clearly hear the person you’re talking to while toning down the background noise. Focused Hearing amplifies the sound in the selected direction while reducing the noises all around. This will make a conversation with someone across a table in a noisy setting more intelligible and more comfortable.
How do I focus in on a particular person?
You can either indicate the direction of the Focused Hearing beam in the app, or just turn your phone to face the person you’re talking to.
What are the sound modes?
The Nuance Hearing app has 3 sound modes: (1) Focused, optimized for one-on-one conversation; (2) Wide, suitable for a conversation with a few people in close proximity to each other; and (3) Surround, for 360-degree sound when conversing with a large group of people.
What is the recommended volume level?
We recommend a comfortable, moderate volume level. Excessive volume makes the user’s voice dominant and reduces the Focused Hearing effect.
Can I use any kind of earphone with Nuance Phonewear?
Yes. Nuance Phonewear works with any standard earphone (with a 3.5mm audio jack). We recommend the high-quality, in-ear earphones included in the Nuance Phonewear kit.
Can I use Lightning earphones with Nuance Phonewear?
No. Nuance Phonewear does not support Lightning earphones.
Can I use my Bluetooth earphone?
No. Nuance Phonewear does not support Bluetooth earphones.
Is Nuance Phonewear powered by the iPhone's battery?
Yes. When attached, it gets its power from the iPhone.
Does Nuance Phonewear use up a lot of the iPhone's battery power?
No. Nuance Phonewear is energy efficient. On average, 1 hour of Focused Hearing use consumes 15% of the iPhone’s battery.