WA manufacturer to market first wireless noise-cancelling earbuds

An international manufacturer based in Perth has partnered with a semiconductor solutions company to turn the world’s first wireless earbud into a hybrid noise-cancelling device.

Nuheara, which also has offices in San Francisco and New York, is working with Austrian manufacturer ams AG to enhance its LiveIQ technology with the introduction of active noise cancellation (ANC) capabilities.

“Nuheara is committed to leading the smart personal hearing devices space by unlocking an industry-first suite or intelligent hearing products that appeals to a broader range of global consumers,” said Justin Miller, Nuheara CEO.

“The guidance from the ams engineers was a great help to our design team in aligning the noise cancelling system with the mechanical and acoustic characteristics of the LiveIQ earbuds.”

The ams AS3412 is a highly integrated miniature ANC chip, which provides up to 30dB of noise attenuation over an audible frequency range of 20Hz to 3kHz.

Using touch-sensing controls, the LiveIQ earbud enables the users to turn the noise cancellation on and off with a simple tap.

“As we continue to push the boundaries of ANC technology, it is rewarding to see our product integrated into leading-edge consumer audio devices,” said Christian Feierl, marketing manager for Audio Sensors at ams.

“We are very proud to enable Nuheara, with LiveIQ, to be the first smart earbud provider offering market-leading ANC performance.”