ALERT! We’re in the final stages of completing our Hear Birds Again app and hope to have it in Apple’s App Store early in December.

Lang in Ginkgo tree © Lang ElliottWelcome!

My name is Lang Elliott and I am spearheading the creation of Hear Birds Again, an iOS mobile application for bird enthusiasts who suffer from high frequency hearing loss and desire to once again enjoy the uplifting songs of wild birds.

This is a non-profit effort. Hear Birds Again will be a free, open-source iOS app that employs advanced algorithms to lower the pitch of bird songs in real time, thereby making them audible during walks in nature. Once we publish the initial version, our source code will be made available to other developers who may then help us improve our existing app or else use the code in their own productions. Our intent is to share freely to encourage continued development of more evolved solutions.

DONATE NOW to help us give birth to Hear Birds Again, which will help bring joy into the lives of nature lovers who no longer hear the high-pitched songs of birds.

A Note to Android Users: While our initial goal is to publish an iOS app for use with Apple mobile devices (especially the iPhone), we are hopeful that an Android version will follow. Go here for more information.

Lang in Ginkgo tree © Lang ElliottWelcome!

My name is Lang Elliott and I am spearheading the creation of Hear Birds Again, an iOS mobile application for bird enthusiasts who suffer from high frequency hearing loss and desire to once again enjoy the uplifting songs of wild birds.

This is a non-profit effort. Hear Birds Again will be a free, open-source iOS app that employs advanced algorithms to lower the pitch of bird songs in real time, thereby making them audible during walks in nature. Once we publish the initial version, our source code will be made available to other developers who may then help us improve our existing app or else use the code in their own productions. Our intent is to share freely to encourage continued development of more evolved solutions.

DONATE NOW to help us give birth to Hear Birds Again, which will help bring joy into the lives of nature lovers who no longer hear the high-pitched songs of birds.

A Note to Android Users: While our initial goal is to publish an iOS app for use with Apple mobile devices (especially the iPhone), we are hopeful that an Android version will follow. Go here for more information.

IINTRODUCTION by Lang Elliott (spoken word):

VIDEO EXAMPLES OF PITCH-LOWERING:

PROGRESS REPORT – 20 October 2022
Hello Everyone! As we move into late October, we are pleased to announce that we’ve been making excellent progress with our Hear Birds Again application. In fact, if all goes as planned, we’ll publish our first version in about three weeks time (no absolute guarantee, but chances are very good).

We’ve also been updating our website to include more specific information about our recommended binaural headset, which utilizes super low-noise microphones that will provide bird lovers with the very best listening experience. Go Here for more information.

Headset components are now available via micbooster.com! Go here for ordering information. The price (including shipping) will be about $175 USD, not bad for a high fidelity listening experience. Note that headsets will need to assembled, but rest assured that the process will be easy. I will soon create a video showing step-by-step how this is done.

Note that there is an inexpensive ($50 USD) binaural headset that is functional but that utilizes very noisy mics. It is the Ambeo Smart Headset (no longer manufactured but still readily-available). While this headset certainly works, we do not recommend it because the mics are at least 15 decibels noisier than the mics used in our recommended headset. Unfortunately, a 15 decibel boost in noise is quite substantial and easily heard, resulting in an annoying hiss that may block out soft and distant sounds. Nonetheless, the Ambeo headset certainly does work and provides an inexpensive solution for those unwilling to invest in our recommended headset.

Another piece of good news is that I will soon be featured in an article in Audubon magazine, to be published in mid-December. The article will be about my sustained efforts to find a solution to high frequency hearing loss for nature enthusiasts who can no longer hear the sweet, high-pitched songs of birds … a personal saga spanning nearly 50 years that will culminate with the publication of our free open source iOS application.

Thank you again for supporting Hear Birds Again!

Naturally Yours,

Do You Have Trouble Hearing Bird Songs?

Hear Birds Again is special project of Miracle of Nature, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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