SUPRALIVE, THE FIRST INDIVIDUAL LISTENING SOLUTION FOR NORMAL AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE

With SupraLive, we want to offer a solution that is relevant to music lovers, fans, users of earplugs, but also to people with hearing loss.

Stéphane Dufossé, CEO Augmented Acoustics

SUPRALIVE, THE FIRST INDIVIDUAL LISTENING SOLUTION FOR NORMAL AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE

With SupraLive, we want to offer a solution that is relevant to music lovers, fans, users of earplugs, but also to people with hearing loss.

Stéphane Dufossé, CEO Augmented Acoustics

Because of their disability, people with hearing loss are not or no longer able to distinguish and analyse all the sound information that reaches them, especially in a noisy environment.

The perception of music in concert can therefore be particularly impaired because its auditory and cerebral processing must take into account important dynamics and spectra of instruments that are very different from each other, and also very different from speech.

Today, accessibility for the hearing impaired in theatres is mainly achieved through magnetic induction loops (MIF) or other individual loop solutions in HF or infrared that amplify the volume to better perceive speech, but which are not optimised for listening to live music.

To be effective, however, music sound processing should take into account both the variability :

  • intra-musical by adapting treatments to the instruments

  • intra-individual hearing ability by adapting the treatments to the subject's hearing

  • subjective aesthetic inter-subject by adapting the treatments to the audience's listening pleasure

Particularly adapted for listening to music for the hearing impaired, SupraLive integrates a personalised correction for each spectator according to his or her own hearing problems with a treatment per track depending on the instrument and his or her hearing profile.

Because of their disability, people with hearing loss are not or no longer able to distinguish and analyse all the sound information that reaches them, especially in a noisy environment.

The perception of music in concert can therefore be particularly impaired because its auditory and cerebral processing must take into account important dynamics and spectra of instruments that are very different from each other, and also very different from speech.

Today, accessibility for the hearing impaired in theatres is mainly achieved through magnetic induction loops (MIF) or other individual loop solutions in HF or infrared that amplify the volume to better perceive speech, but which are not optimised for listening to live music.

To be effective, however, music sound processing should take into account both the variability :

  • intra-musical by adapting treatments to the instruments

  • intra-individual hearing ability by adapting the treatments to the subject's hearing

  • subjective aesthetic inter-subject by adapting the treatments to the audience's listening pleasure

Particularly adapted for listening to music for the hearing impaired, SupraLive integrates a personalised correction for each spectator according to his or her own hearing problems with a treatment per track depending on the instrument and his or her hearing profile.

Unique on the market, Supralive allows hearing impaired people to improve their perception of live events thanks to 4 specific features:

SOUND AT THE SOURCE

Users benefit from the sound coming directly from the sound engineer's front console

LIVE CUSTOMISATION

Customize the sound in real time during a live event according to your hearing is finally possible! (volume, EQ, balance...)

ACCESS TO MULTITRACK

The volume of each instrument can be set separately according to its hearing

CALIBRATED SOUND

Our mobile application incorporates an analysis of the user's hearing profile in order to offer them sound that is perfectly adapted to their hearing.

The following table compares the features of Supralive with those offered by magnetic loop or HF transmission systems.

 

MAGNETIC LOOP SYSTEM

SYSTEMS TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS HF

(Individual loops)

SUPRALIVE®

EQUIPMENT

Electric loop cable to be installed in the venue (floor or ceiling)

A fixed transmitter connected to the PA system

A C-MA4 transmitter connected to the front panel (digital or analogue)

Specific amplifier connected to the PA system

Individual receivers connected to a traditional magnetic collar or headphones

The user's smartphone which is connected to a magnetic collar or traditional headset (or earphones)

Possibly some magnetic loop receivers or receiver boxes
+ Helmets for hearing impaired or not receiving a "T" position

A mobile application that allows you to personalize your sound experience in real time with many settings

USERS

Holders of hearing aids or cochlear implants with a "T" position in the vast majority

Hearing aid or cochlear implanted carriers with or without a "T" position

Hearing aid or cochlear implanted carriers with or without a "T" position

Hearing impaired

Hearing impaired

May be used by Normo-hearing for uses such as guided tours, translations...

Music-lovers / demanding listeners in terms of sound quality

Fans looking for an immersive experience

Earplug Users

SOUND QUALITY

Mono Sound

Stereo sound *

Sound stereo * multitrack

Interference-sensitive system created by other electrical systems, metal structures etc.

Important risk of radio waves disruption in large cities

High-definition multitrack quality (24bits/96kHz/144dB dynamic Track, uncompressed) *

Variable listening quality depending on the user’s position in the magnetic field

Requires regular maintenance checks

BALANCE CONTROL

Depends on the model

Depends on the model

YES*

EQUALIZATION

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

YES
10-band High-precision Equalizer + pre-configured equalizers

INSTRUMENTS VOLUME SET-UP

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

YES
Via the dedicated mobile application
(Up to 8 instruments or groups of configurable instruments)

LATENCY MANAGEMENT

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

YES
The patented system resynchronizes the signal to avoid echo and delay effects between the physical sensation of the aerial sound and that heard through the headphones.

(*) not applicable with listening via magnetic collar

Thanks to SupraLive, concert halls can now offer a truly qualitative and non-stigmatising service to their hearing-impaired audience by going beyond compliance with the Decree on Accessibility for the Disabled.

Our flexible business model adapts to the different types of rooms (gauge, configuration, number of concerts).

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AUGMENTED ACOUSTICS is within the framework of the 2017 Investissements d'Avenir >

Unique on the market, Supralive allows hearing impaired people to improve their perception of live events thanks to 4 specific features:

SOUND AT THE SOURCE

Users benefit from the sound coming directly from the sound engineer's front console

LIVE CUSTOMISATION

Customize the sound in real time during a live event according to your hearing is finally possible! (volume, EQ, balance...)

ACCESS TO MULTITRACK

The volume of each instrument can be set separately according to its hearing

CALIBRATED SOUND

Our mobile application incorporates an analysis of the user's hearing profile in order to offer them sound that is perfectly adapted to their hearing.

Thanks to SupraLive, concert halls can now offer a truly qualitative and non-stigmatising service to their hearing-impaired audience by going beyond compliance with the Decree on Accessibility for the Disabled.

Our flexible business model adapts to the different types of rooms (gauge, configuration, number of concerts).

Contact Us

AUGMENTED ACOUSTICS is within the framework of the 2017 Investissements d'Avenir >