Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1277 (1:57:30)

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget is for the hard of hearing. It's called the Turtle Beach HyperSound Clear Audio System. It provides high directional sound that will beam clear sound to a "sweet spot" for people to be able to hear it. It's not cheap at about $1700, but what's interesting is that everyone else can hear the stereo at normal volume. It's a bit pricey, but when you consider the cost of hearing aids, it suddenly looks more affordable.

You may have actually heard this technology at Best Buy and some other retail display kiosks for the video game blockbuster Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. That application allows customers to hear video game audio when they approach the display but to not distract other shoppers throughout the store.

- Company Site
- Hear a demo