Massachusetts dialogue clarification specialists ZVOX have developed the AV100 ‘Mini’ Home Theater Speaker System to assist those with mild to moderate hearing loss. The sound bar uses the company’s patented voice clarification hearing aid technology to ‘lift’ dialogue out of TV programming with the result that it translates clearly to the audience, even at low volumes. The bar is 10 inches wide and weighs less than a pound. The AV100 is designed to fit above or below a TV or to be used next to a tablet, and is currently available for sale at zvox.com, HSN.com, Amazon.com and Walmart.com.
“Millions of Americans over the age of 55 suffer from some degree of hearing loss,” noted ZVOX CEO Tom Hannaher. “At ZVOX, we recognized a growing frustration among these folks and developed products like the AV100 just for them. It’s not just seniors having difficulty understanding TV dialogue, it’s an issue endemic with flat-screen TVs and bad audio mixing on programs.”
In more news from Focal Naim America this past week, the company announced that it will act as US distributor of German audio brand Thorens. The consumer electronics manufacturer – known for turntables, tonearms and cartridges – was founded in 1883 in St. Croix, Switzerland, and rounds out Focal Naim’s audio solutions offerings.
“Focal Naim America is committed to supporting our brands and providing our network of dealers with the best in high-end audio and Thorens is a tremendous addition to our portfolio,” said Roman Vet, VP Marketing of Focal Naim America. “We are proud to distribute Thorens with its 138-year hi-fi history and award-winning products.”
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