Parametric obtains FDA clearance for HyperSound hearing aid

|By:, SA News Editor

The FDA has cleared a Parametric Sound (PAMT +2.8%) hearing aid that leverages the company's HyperSound audio tech.

Parametric argues HyperSound's use of ultrasonic frequencies and a proprietary emitter allows it to direct sound towards an individual listener who isn't wearing headphones, as well as produce 3D effects.

The company has also claimed HyperSound can enable hearing aids superior to traditional solutions that "provide too much amplification in the lower frequencies and too little in the needed higher frequencies."