Improving audio accessibility in public spaces with state-of-the-art sensors





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Improving audio accessibility in public spaces with state-of-the-art sensors

Hearing wellness business Mumbli was set up to improve audio accessibility and help people with hearing issues to comfortably socialise in public spaces.

Using state-of-the art sound monitoring sensors, Mumbli helps venues and event spaces assess their acoustic performance and noise levels in specific areas. It translates complex data into user-friendly insights and recommendations, so businesses can make better decisions about accessibility and inclusion.

Founder Marion Marincat started Mumbli after he lost 80% of his hearing aged 26. Mumbli’s solution has been developed by a combination of audio experts, data analysts and hospitality specialists, and is recognised by leading agencies including the World Health Organisation.

Marion hopes to use the Innovate UK Inclusive Innovation Award to test a matching methodology between people’s preference for sound, taking into account their hearing ability and the built environment. They will then work with their partners to run a series of trials.

“If this project is successful, we will roll out the feature outside of the Olympic Park, which could help circa 1 million Londoners and over 20 million people in the UK alone to hear and be heard where they live, work and socialise,” says Marion.

“This includes people with autism, tinnitus, ADHD, those who are hard of hearing and generally anyone who is noise-sensitive.”


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