Jacoti has developed and optimized its processing engine for Qualcomm's QCC51xx and Tensilica's HiFi DSP series, enabling hearing devices like earbuds, headsets, and hearing aids to perform personalized hearing tests and adjust audio output to the individual's needs. With this technology, product manufacturers can seamlessly integrate Jacoti's hearing assessment and audio personalization technology into their products at the chip level.
By bringing our science-based precision to Qualcomm's Bluetooth Audio SoCs and Tensilica's HiFi DSPs, Jacoti can meet increasing consumer demand for hearing enhancement-capable earbuds. Hearing algorithms and correction parameters are directly embedded in the earbuds.
Jacoti's hearing test is designed to be user-friendly and accurate, using a patented two-tone procedure (Duo-Tone) that tests hearing discrimination. The results are based on a full spectrum calibrated audiogram, which we present to users in a simplified way to help them better understand their hearing abilities. The test is clinically validated as comparable to current audiologist practices and has received CE marking and Class IIa Medical Device approval, ensuring its safety and reliability.Jacoti Duotone® test procedure
Jacoti's hearing system is designed to work seamlessly with earbuds, providing users with personaliSed sound in real-time with minimal delay and can compensate for hearing challenges over a very wide bandwidth (up to 24 kHz). It is suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing losses. The technology uses advanced algorithms to adjust sound for various listening modes such as music, speech, and natural sound.Jacoti HearingKit®
Consumer's hearing data is stored on earCloud's secure server platform. Their hearing performance is accessible for tracking and, on consumer authorisation, also accessible remotely by hearing specialists (with permission to access controled by the user).Jacoti earCloud®
Jacoti Connect+ showcase the interaction of a smartphone remote control app with Jacoti Inside running on-chip
Processing audio personalization at the headphone's chip level provides higher quality audio output, resulting in a better overall listening experience. In addition, users can use their personalized headset with all type of bluetooth enabled devices.
SummaryJacoti Inside data sheet
|Bluetooth + Live Sound
|Hearing loss compensation suite
|Bluetooth streaming customisation for voice calls, music and video
|12 frequency, user-driven hearing test
|Cloud-based storage in Jacoti earCloud®
|Live Sound (Hearing Aid/PSAP mode)
|Bluetooth Streaming and Live Sound mixing
|Up to 20dB*
|Compatibility with Qualcomm Clear voice Capture (cVc)
|Compatibility with Qualcomm ANC
|ANC leakthrough (not compensated by Jacoti)
*Suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss
The report highlights the growing interest in hearing enhancement. This reflects the transition of hearing personalization from a 'luxury' to an essential feature, much like the trajectory of ANC in audio devices.
Combining classical audiology with cutting-edge technology this collaboration brings Jacoti’s medical grade precision to Bluetooth Audio SoCs.
My story and experiences with hearing tech in general and with Jacoti and its embedded hearing solutions in particular. By Gerardo Murillo, Audiology and Technical consultant on speech and hearing innovation.