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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and hearing industry companies are collaborating to ensure Bluetooth® technology better meets the needs of people with hearing loss and makes good on the promise of audio accessibility for everyone.

In this session, Chuck Sabin, Senior Director of Market Development at the Bluetooth SIG, along with Linda Kozma-Spytek, Senior Research Audiologist in the Technology Access Program, and co-director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Gallaudet University, will discuss the current assistive listening system technologies and infrastructure, the challenges inhibiting their wide-scale deployment, and how the upcoming release of Bluetooth® Audio Sharing will help drive broad adoption of assistive listening technology at all types of venues, and expand the concept of assistive listening beyond hearing aids and cochlear implants to include consumer audio products such as headphones and earbuds. Find out how Bluetooth Audio Sharing will enable the next generation of assistive listening systems and the development of broadcasting devices that will propel new opportunities for hearing accessibility and enhanced audio experiences for all.

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