Understanding the sound of television as it used to be: with the OSKAR TV sound amplifier

November 2022

Do you already know OSKAR? The new portable TV voice amplifier from our new brand faller audio?

You have probably already experienced this: you or an older family member are annoyed by dialog that is difficult to understand and background noise that is too loud when watching TV. Maybe even family members, friends or neighbors complain about a TV that is always too loud. With OSKAR, this is a problem of the past.

Understanding television like we used to.

OSKAR owners can listen to and enjoy their favorite shows at a volume that won't disturb others. The easy-to-use wireless TV voice amplifier is connected to the TV set by connecting the base station via an analog or optical audio cable. This allows you to bring the sound of the TV directly to your seat - regardless of the volume of the TV set.

The special highlight, however, is the dialogue optimization technology developed by sonoro audio in collaboration with international research institutes. An algorithm analyzes the frequency bands in the TV's sound that are important for voices and amplifies them for a better understanding of the dialogue. At the same time, OSKAR filters out distracting background noise, making speech clear and intelligible so that the TV can finally be understood properly again.

Our experience from 15 years of developing music systems for sonoro audio has of course played a major role in the development process. Nevertheless, we have spent over two years of intensive development work with many people who suffer from hearing loss, as well as ENT doctors, international research companies in the field of hearing acoustics and hearing care professionals, in order to develop the best possible product for people with impaired hearing.

Howe works Oskar?

We have developed a particularly innovative voice optimization technology for the portable TV voice amplifier. At the touch of a button, voices and frequency bands important for speech are actively emphasized, while disturbing background noise is dynamically filtered out and minimized. Two full-range speakers and a passive driver ensure the best sound and clear voice reproduction. OSKAR is simply connected to the TV and brings the sound directly to your seat. There are three different levels of voice optimization. It was important to us that OSKAR has a very uncluttered design with just two buttons: an on/off knob, which also adjusts the volume, and a "voice filter" button, which can be used to optimize the voices in TV dialogues in three stages and reduce annoying background noise. This allows you to enjoy high-quality sound that is easy to hear and voices that are clear to understand. OSKAR also offers a headphone connection.

The idea behind OSKAR

The idea to develop OSKAR came from our own experience. The father of our founder, Marcell Faller, had increasingly poor hearing and had to make more and more of an effort to understand the television sound. In particular, he could no longer hear the dialog properly and quickly became tired due to the strain of listening. The fact that he therefore kept increasing the volume made for thick air at home. It was no longer possible to watch TV together in a relaxed manner. His hearing aid, if he had one at home, or other aids such as a soundbar were only of limited use, as they could only make the TV sound louder. However, this did not help him to understand voices clearly. With OSKAR, he solves both problems. If required, he can amplify the voice reproduction at the touch of a button and bring the sound directly to him on the couch. The volume no longer has to be turned up so high that others feel disturbed and he can even have a conversation on the side.

Curious about the TV voice amplifier OSKAR now?

On faller-audio.com you will find all the information you need about "our" OSKAR. If you would like to see its qualities for yourself, ask your hearing care professional or specialist electrical retailer of choice. They will certainly let you have a listen.