CES 2020: Olive Union’s Smart Ear Wins “Best Wearable” in Best of CES Awards

Olive Smart Ear wins Best of CES Awards
Image: Business Wire

Endgadget awarded Olive Union’s Smart Ear “Best Wearable” in the International CES 2020 “Best of CES Awards” based on innovation, quality of design, overall efficiency and market demand. The award-winning wireless earbud amplifies hearing without stigma and is now available for purchase on Amazon.

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The Olive Smart Ear is an affordable hearing amplifier that helps you better hear the sounds of everyday life – from conversations with friends and the television across the room to the waiter at your favorite restaurant. The device looks like a regular wireless earbud. Its designers aimed to remove the stigma associated with conventional hearing aids and create a cool, functional accessory. Engadget Reviews Editor Cherlynn Low describes it as a “hearing aid disguised as a true wireless earbud.” It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and completing a five-minute hearing test using Olive’s app calibrates each user’s personalized settings. You can use it to seamlessly make calls and listen to music, too, reports Business Wire.

“We’re determined to remove barriers for people to improve their hearing. We feel one step closer to making this a reality since being chosen for a ‘Best of CES Award’ at the world’s largest and most prestigious electronics show,” said Olive Union Founder and CEO Owen Song. “We are also thrilled to announce that the Olive Smart Ear can now be purchased on Amazon with a click of a button. It is accessible and affordable, and our hope is that people wear it proudly, without the shame or embarrassment of a traditional behind-the-ear hearing aid.”

A man wearing a hearing aid talking to a woman
Image: Olive store

The “Best of CES Awards” program started over a decade ago to celebrate the innovation and noteworthy products on display at CES each year. Engadget returns for its seventh year adjudicating the official Awards in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CES).

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“The ‘Best of CES Award’ winners feature some of the most ingenious advancements in consumer technology, and each year our team continues to be impressed by the innovations showcased,” said Dana Wollman, editor-in-chief of Engadget.

The Olive Smart Ear is available in white or black for $299 for a single earbud with portable charging case. More info on this product is available at Amazon.

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