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This feature is for LifeEar CORE users and LifeEar AMP subscribers only.

From the advanced audio page, you can adjust three different settings. Equalizer, Noise Reduction, and Sound Direction for the program that was selected on the previous page. From this page, you can also reset the program to the last hearing profile.

Screenshot advance feature settings

Equalizer settings

The App’s Equalizer tool allows you to adjust and customize how low, medium, and high (frequencies/tones/sounds) are processed.

When making changes to pre-set levels, you should decrease the frequency level first, making very small changes, one frequency set at a time. This gets rid of sounds you are not happy with before adding additional sounds.

  • If sounds are muffled or you are hearing an echo, reduce low tones by moving the TRUCK (low tone) slider down.
  • If you need more clarity in conversations, adjust the VOICE (mid tone) slider.
  • If sounds seem like they are coming through a metal tube or sound “tinny,” adjust the BIRD (high tone) slider.
  • Remember, best results come from making small adjustments and then trying them out one at a time.

Noise reduction Help

The LifeEar hearing device identifies, separates, and filters out distracting background noises to give you clear, focused sound. Background noise is anything outside the human speech pattern — air conditioners, traffic, plates clattering in a busy restaurant.

The Noise Reduction slider lets you determine the amount of background noise you want filtered out. Choose a setting from OFF (no noise removal) to 5 (highest) remembering that the higher the setting, the more background noise will be reduced.

While the technology for separating background noise from the human voice is very good, be aware that using the highest level of noise reduction may remove some sounds you did want to hear.

Sound direction Help

The LifeEar Core and LifeEar Amp have directional microphones which give it the ability to focus on sounds.

Four settings change the focus of the microphones’ input.  Each has different real world application and understanding their differences will help you decide which is best for you.

The different settings are:

  • General — Best for when you need to hear real life sounds all around you.
  • TV— Best for watching TV or when your sound source in front of you.
  • Meeting — This works well when you are in a group of 3-4 people.
  • One-on-One — This is ideal for one-on-one conversation in a noisy area.

If these adjustments do not give you the results you were hoping for, simply pick up the phone and give us a call, our support team will be happy to help.


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