Exciting Audio Radar Tech Lets Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Gamers Hear With Their Eyes | HotHardware

Deaf and hard of hearing gamers might have something to rejoice thanks to a new product called Audio Radar. Using RGBW light bars located around a monitor, Audio Radar allows the user so “see” and visualize the directionality of audio events in video games.

Globally, there is an estimated 1.9 billion (that’s billion!) people in the gaming sector. Of that, 15 percent are deaf and hard of hearing (DHOH) who honestly aren’t able to fully enjoy the full audio experience that modern games have to offer. Now, a company called Audio Radar has introduced its inaugural product called—you guessed it—Audio Radar, which is a plug-and-play system comprised of 16-million color RGBW light bars and a customizable console that intercepts 7.1 encoded audio in games, and translates that into light-based directional cues.

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