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HomemibusinessSmart and Hearing Aided Eyewear on Show

Smart and Hearing Aided Eyewear on Show

woman wearing hearing aided eyewear

Nuance Audio, EssilorLuxottica’s first-of-its-kind glasses with an advanced hearing solution, have been exhibited at global tech show CES 2024 in Las Vegas alongside Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.

Francesco Milleri, Chairman and CEO at EssilorLuxottica, said Nuance Audio “has the potential to improve quality of life for over a billion people”.

Hearing solutions is an underpenetrated market where, similar to vision care decades ago, consumers are averse to wearing traditional corrective devices for a number of reasons including their visibility, discomfort, and price.

Designed for consumers with mild to moderate hearing loss, EssilorLuxottica hopes that Nuance Audio will eliminate the psychological barrier that has stood in the way of adoption of traditional hearing aids, by integrating proprietary state of-the-art open-ear hearing technology into fashionable eyeglasses.

Nuance Audio is expected to launch in the market starting with North America in the second half of this year.

Nuance Audio (integrates)… proprietary state of-the-art open-ear hearing technology into fashionable eyeglasses

RayBan Meta

The EssilorLuxottica booth also showcased Ray-Ban Meta, its iconic Ray-Ban glasses with built-in cameras, open-ear audio, artificial intelligence-powered solutions and the ability to livestream and take calls hands-free

Additionally, the Group’s new HELIX division exhibited Vision(X), an intelligent and interconnected platform intended to help modernise eye care practices by offering a full range of innovative digital solutions including tele-optometry and big data services for the world of optics.