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Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility


January 11, 2024

How Accessible Audio Transformed My Concert Experience

Breaking Barriers: How Accessible Audio Transformed My Concert Experience as a Hard of Hearing Music Lover


By Porson Lee

Manager, CDP Sales + Solutions

In the world of music and live entertainment, the joy of a shared experience often hinges on fully perceiving the auditory richness of the performance. For those navigating the realm of hearing loss, the struggle to capture every note, lyric, or punchline can be disheartening. I know this struggle all too well, having been born Hard of Hearing and relying on hearing aids throughout my life.

Concerts, with their pulsating beats and electrifying melodies, were a distant dream for me. While others revelled in the symphony of sound, I found myself grasping at fragments, relying on the vibrations resonating within me. It was an incomplete experience, leaving me yearning for a solution to bridge the gap between my auditory limitations and the vibrant world of live performances.

As technology advanced, my hope grew. I envisioned a future where innovation would create a space for everyone, regardless of their hearing abilities, to enjoy the magic of live events. And now, that future has arrived.

Enter the Bettear B-Show system, an extraordinary assistive listening device that has revolutionized the live entertainment experience for individuals with varying degrees of hearing loss. This cutting-edge solution seamlessly integrates into the heart of the performance – the A/V sound console mixer. By establishing a network, the B-Show system enables users to effortlessly stream crystal-clear audio directly to their smartphones with just a tap of a button.

What sets the Bettear B-Show apart is its compatibility with a wide range of Bluetooth wireless earphones and headphones, including hearing aids and cochlear implants. Anyone equipped with these devices can now partake in the auditory feast of live concerts, lectures, or stand-up comedy shows. The device is a game-changer for individuals with mild to severe hearing loss, providing an immersive and inclusive experience like never before.

(Photo take at PNE concert series)

The impact of the Bettear B-Show extends beyond the realm of entertainment. Imagine a classroom where students can fully engage in lectures and discussions regardless of their hearing abilities. Picture a conference where professionals with hearing loss can actively participate without barriers. The possibilities are endless, and the B-Show system is paving the way for a more accessible and inclusive future.

As someone who has longed for a solution to bridge the gap between hearing loss and the joy of live events, the Bettear B-Show system represents a beacon of hope. It’s not just a device; it’s a ticket to a world where the beauty of sound knows no bounds. So, the next time you yearn to savour every note, lyric, or punchline, know that technology has taken a giant leap forward – and it’s bringing the magic of live experiences to everyone, regardless of their hearing abilities.


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