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[Global Accessibility Awareness Day] Galaxy Buds2 Pro Brings Enhanced Ambient Sound for People Who Are Hard of Hearing

May 16, 2023
Image to illustrate new enhanced Ambient Sound update in Galaxy Buds2 Pro

Whether it’s listening to your favorite music, or simply tuning into — or tuning out — your surroundings, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro offer the ultimate in sound for everyone. As we recognize Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Samsung is committed to helping those who are hard of hearing better enjoy the sounds of the world around them with the introduction of new enhanced Ambient Sound.

Making Technology More Accessible and Inclusive
Previously available at three levels of customization, the updated Ambient Sound feature — which gives users the ability to listen to and stay aware of their surroundings — now adds two additional levels, offering five levels of amplification1 and providing the benefit of improved hearing to even more users.

To assess the feature’s efficacy2, a clinical trial was undertaken by the University of Iowa’s Hearing Aid and Aging Research Laboratory. Their research concluded that Galaxy Buds2 Pro significantly improved speech perception in those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. A similar trial conducted by Samsung Medical Center also found that the Galaxy Buds2 Pro could be an effective tool to help those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss to better communicate in a quiet place.

Bringing New Levels to Audio Customization
With this improved feature, Galaxy Buds2 Pro users can also fine tune their Ambient Sound settings across a variety of needs. Users can adjust the volumes on the left and the right respectively, as well as customize their Ambient Sound tone range from soft to clear across five different stages. Additionally, Ambient Sound can tune to users' ears through the Adapt Ambient Sound feature, allowing for even more clarity in helping users hear the world around them better.

“We are excited to be introducing the new enhanced accessibility feature of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro to users on Global Accessibility Awareness Day,” said Han-gil Moon, Master and Head of Advanced Audio Lab, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to work to help each and every user experience the best possible audio anytime, anywhere with their Galaxy Buds2 Pro.”

Image to illustrate new enhanced Ambient Sound update in Galaxy Buds2 Pro

The enhanced Ambient Sound feature will be progressively released on Galaxy Buds2 Pro via software updates in coming weeks3.

1 Accessed in the Laboratory menu under Earbuds settings in the Galaxy Wearable app.
2 Clinical trials by the University of Iowa and Samsung Medical Center were conducted with the Ambient Sound feature at its maximum level (Level 5).
3 Availability may vary by market, carrier and model.

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