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Realtek Semiconductor and Alango Technologies Partner to Offer a Solution for Hearing Loss

2023/03/13

HSINCHU, Taiwan – March 13, 2023 – Realtek Semiconductor Corporation (Taiwan) and Alango Technologies, Ltd. (Israel) have announced a collaboration to provide a joint solution that delivers the Alango PersonaSound™ suite of software technologies, ported and optimized for the latest Realtek Bluetooth SoCs. This collaboration aims to address the global problem of hearing loss, which affects 1.5 billion people worldwide, with 430 million requiring rehabilitation services, according to the 2021 World Health Organization's World Report On Hearing.

By combining the functions of True Wireless Stereo earbuds and hearing aids, Realtek and Alango will offer a reference design for consumer electronics devices, simplifying the work of device manufacturers and shortening the time and cost of delivering the solution to end-users.

Alango Technologies PersonaSound™ is a field-proven personalized hearing/voice/audio solution designed to power the coming wave of hearable devices. With this software suite users can easily custom fit and fine-tune hearing amplification within minutes using a one-time, self-administered hearing assessment. All sounds are personalized according to the user's hearing profile, including live sounds, streamed audio, and mobile phone calls. Additional technologies, such as situational awareness, can be integrated to pass important sounds through while listening to audio, and automatically adjust the volume and spectrum of audio depending on ambient noise conditions. PersonaSound™ can be adapted to different form factors, including TWS earbuds, self-fitted over-the-counter hearing aids, and everything in between.

"Cooperating with Alango empowers us to deliver a highly efficient and user-friendly solution, benefiting countless individuals," said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. "By combining Realtek's cutting-edge System-on-Chips (SoCs) with Alango's mature hearing enhancement and sound personalization technology, we're streamlining the design process and accelerating the development of innovative hearables".

"We are very excited to work with Realtek to offer customers a ready solution for integration into their products," said Dr. Alexander Goldin, founder and CEO of Alango Technologies. "Realtek Bluetooth SoCs deliver reliable, fast wireless connectivity and powerful DSP capabilities that are highly customizable, making them an ideal choice for integrating PersonaSound™ technology. To learn more about Alango Technologies, please visit our website at www.alango.com".

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corporation is a world-leading IC provider that designs and develops a wide range of IC products for connected media, communications network, computer peripheral, multimedia, and smart interconnect applications. Products include 10/100/1000M/2.5G/5G Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M/2.5G/10G Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, xDSL, VoIP Solutions, Bluetooth, xPON, IoT Solutions, Automotive Ethernet Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Consumer and PC Applications, Reader/USB Hub/Type-C Controllers, Web/IP Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, low-power, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.

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