It's always good to see companies looking to improve the quality of life for the disabled, and now Able Planet, known for it's audio and communication products, has announced a new wireless audio amplifier for those suffering from hearing loss. The Able Talker Assistive Listening System is a noise filtering microphone that links to the joining Clear Harmony Wireless headphone through proprietary means as far as 35-feet away. Sound is enhanced through its Linx Audio technology that "increases the perceived loudness without boosting volume" and can be transmitted in mono specifically for speech or stereo mode for entertainment. The device runs on just one AAA battery and gets a good 15 hours to the charge.

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