SoundBarrier is now available!

To News Edi­tors For Imme­di­ate Release 26 March 2013   [Hong Kong – 26, March 2013] Ximplar Limited (Ximplar), the company behind the award-winning ACEHearing technology, is announcing immediate availability of SoundBarrier for Android. Android devices have 5 sets of volumes for Ringer, Phone Calls, Music, Alarm and System – and yet only one volume rocker, cause confusion among consumers on setting the desired volume.  Android phones also tend to have easily accessible volume buttons that can accidentally set the phone ringer to silent for full volume.  SoundBarrier allows easy and clear management of each of the volume settings, as well as providing an upper and lower volume boundary for the volume rocker, so the phone will not be accidentally set to an unexpected volume level. “SoundBarrier was born out of our own desire of improvements for Android.  We have all missed phone calls because the ringer volume was turned too low by unintentional bumps against clothing and random items.  SoundBarrier solves this problem elegantly while exposing volume settings that most users never knew existed.  Best of all, we have worked meticulously to make sure SoundBarrier doesn’t draw battery power while running all the time.  We believe it is a sorely needed feature on the Android platform.” SoundBarrier is available now for free on Google Play Store.  SoundBarrier Pro is an in-app purchase that unlocks the ability to setup Profiles for different settings for different situations. Upcoming features such as location/time based profile activation will be provided for free for Pro users....
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Hong Kong Science Park Honouring Ximplar’s Accomplishments

Today the Hong Kong Science Park honoured Ximplar’s accomplishments by featuring Ximplar’s AIA award in the launching of the Hong Kong Science Park Award Showcase. We are humbled by this acknowledgment and we will continue to contribution to the technology entrepreneurial scene in Hong Kong and the...
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Press Release: Ximplar wins Bronze Award and Audience Choice Award

To News Editors For Immediate Release 3 November 2011 World’s First Hearing Technology to Integrate Hearing Test and Custom Sound Enhancement ACEHearing™Wins Bronze Awardand Audience Choice Award at The Wall Street JournalAsian Innovation Awards [Hong Kong – 3 November, 2011] The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Ximplar Limited (Ximplar), a Hong Kong-based software firm, announced that ACEHearing™, the world’s first hearing technology to integrate hearing test and custom sound enhancement into everyday electronics, won the Bronze Awardand Audience Choice Award at this year’s The Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Awards presented in Hong Kong today. Developed by a team of ear doctors, audiologists, sound and software engineers, ACEHearing allows a user to self-administer a clinically-proven hearing test on an everyday electronic device, and within seconds, automatically calibrates that device to enhance sound output based on the user’s specific hearing deficiency. The result is a customized and optimal hearing experience for a wide spectrum of people,from those with more severe hearing loss to those with mild deficiency who can get by without a hearing aid. “About 38% of the world’s population suffers from some degree of hearing loss, but less than 10% of them actually seek professional help,” said Professor Andrew van Hasselt, lead-inventor of ACEHearing and chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at CUHK. “ACEHearing helps this wide and underserved population improve both productivity and quality of life by putting an affordable and high quality hearing solution into their hands.” ACEHearing goes far beyond just amplifying sounds and making everything louder, which is not only annoying and uncomfortable, but can further damage one’s hearing. By integrating the hearing test with sound enhancement, ACEHearing adjusts audio output by filling in and amplifying only the missing frequencies based on the user’s hearing test result. In clinical trials, test subjects have shown significant preference for ACEHearing-enhanced speech and music through a smartphone, and also experienced significant improvement in speech recognition in noise without having to increase volume. “ACEHearing’s first application will be on smartphones, but the possibilities are endless. We see a future with ACEHearing pervasive in all devices that produce and relay sound: tablets, computers, MP3 players and even network switches and servers,” said Paul Lee, co-inventor of ACEHearing and executive director of Ximplar. “We are in active discussions with potential partners to make ACEHearing commercially available soon.” “ACEHearing is a whole new class of...
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