The latest trial of the Goshawk Speech Platform has been completed, bringing a conclusion to a two-stage proof-of-concept exercise to test an exciting new telephone solution.
The Goshawk Speech Platform is a Cloud-based speech intelligibility product that aims to make telephone calls clearer and easier to hear for people who have hearing loss. It works by personalising audio sound travelling through a telecom or IP network to match the hearing profile of the listener. The software adjusts the signal as it is being transmitted, which means the user has no need to adapt or alter their telephone hardware, digital device or hearing aid, in order to receive the modified sound.
“Goshawk Communications was delighted to have found such a professional and hard working expert in Sally Shaw of Ideas for Ears for our clinical trials on the Isle of Man. Sally’s commitment, ability to communicate and manage volunteers of different ages and abilities over a period of two years as well as organising, engaging and generating an accurate and independent record a complex trial data over variety of technical and network issues was simply excellent.
“We could not have asked for a more capable and well-meaning individual who really did make a difference both with the volunteers and the innovative research programme Ideas for Ears was involved with. I look forward to working with Ideas for Ears in the future.”
The Goshawk Speech Platform has been developed by Goshawk Communications Ltd, one of the UK’s top 20 digital innovators. The trials of the technology were funded by the Wellcome Trust. The first phase of the trials was completed in 2015 and was reported on in early 2016. The second phase was completed in early 2017 and findings are expected to be made public soon.
Ideas for Ears was commissioned to support both phases of the trial, providing independent management, monitoring and recording of the experiences of the trial volunteers, as well as analysis and reporting of the findings.