BeHear® NOW is a personalizable Bluetooth stereo headset that provides enhancement for all-around hearing (for phone calls, audio play, and ambient hearing), as well as assistive listening functionality. BeHear NOW can be tuned to address your specific hearing capabilities for all applications, such as voice communication via mobile phone, listening to music, etc.
Simple, Built-in, Self-Administered Hearing Assessment
A free application (downloadable from Google Play or Apple Store) that runs on your smartphone can be used to administer a simple hearing assessment. Using the assessment results, the product automatically adjusts voice and audio input controls to suit your hearing levels, creating various profiles based on the listening environment (indoors/outdoors, crowded/sparse, etc.). You can fine tune these profiles at any time using a simple procedure.
Once you have performed the hearing assessment and applied the results to the headset (even using someone else’s smartphone), you no longer need the smartphone in order to benefit from enhanced ambient hearing. The headset itself includes built-in control buttons that allow you to use it autonomously. So, if you want to use the device for ambient hearing only (not mobile phone calls or audio streaming from a phone), you do not need a smartphone.
Appreciate Music to the Fullest, Hearing Every Note
Although your hearing may not be classified as impaired by the medical community, it is a proven fact that most people lose the ability to hear the full spectrum of sound as they get older. This reduction in the ability to process sounds at various spectra diminishes your hearing enjoyment, especially when listening to music. BeHear supports up to 12 KHz, greatly enhancing the listening experience at live concerts.
Converse Freely; No Need to Ask for Repetition
BeHear includes four separate microphones for hearing enhancement and clarity of voice conversations. Beamforming technology in BeHear improves identification and isolation of your voice, no matter in which direction you move your head. The result: improved intelligibility of spoken language.
Enjoy a Consistently Comfortable Hearing Experience
Whether you are conversing in person or on the phone, or listening to music, let your ears hear the important sounds while disregarding distracting noise. With BeHear technology, ambient, low-frequency noises are reduced – through active noise cancellation technology – while high frequency sounds are enhanced. It monitors and processes the incoming sounds in real-time, ensuring a comfortable hearing experience that actively enhances your hearing based on the environment.
Increase Your Hearing Comprehension on the Phone
Hearing comprehension on your mobile phone tends to degenerate when listening to “fast talkers” and foreign languages. It is further complicated due to the lack of the visual cues provided by body language. Deciphering recorded messages on your phone is also a challenge. BeHear employs a technology that can help. It’s called EasyListen™, and works real-time to dynamically slow down incoming speech, whether in a live phone conversation or from a recorded message, making it more natural and understandable while maintaining a natural conversation flow.
Designed for Usability, Comfort and Day-Long Use
BeHear features a lightweight neck loop design with a variety of comfortable ear buds to suit your personal anatomy. The battery is designed to last throughout your waking hours. Wear the BeHear neck loop all day, and then charge the long-life battery while you sleep.
Headset Weight: 29 g (1.0 oz.)Power On/Off
Connecting to Charger
Incoming Call (synchronized with call tone)
Wearing Style: Neck loop (behind the neck)
Vibration Alerts (enabled/disabled using the BeHear NOW smartphone application, Settings menu):
BluetoothVersion 4.2, Class II
HFP 1.6, HSP 1.2, A2DP
Maximal Sound Pressure Level (OSPL90), HFA: 116 dB SPL
Full-on Gain, HFA: 42 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.7%
Frequency Response: 100 Hz to 15 kHz
Speaker: 13.6 mm receivers
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Microphones (four in total):
Ultra low-noise 74 dB SNR ECM (Electret Condenser Microphone) in each earpiece
Low-noise digital 64 dB SNR MEMS in each control box
Rechargeable single cell Lithium Ion
Charging interface: Micro-USB
Software Versions Supported by W&H BeHear App
Android: Version 4.4 and up
iOS: Version 9 and up
Hearing mode: 12+ hours
Talk: 10+ hours
Play: 8+ hours
Standby: 400 hours