Future Hearables
OverviewJuniper Research’s new Future Hearables research examines the trends shaping how ear-based wearables, or hearables, are emerging as one of the most promising wearable computing categories.

The research is a must-have guide to a fast-moving and diverse space; covering the disruptive potential of this category, the technologies powering the hearables market expansion, and competitive analysis across the following categories:
  • Assistive Hearables
  • Fitness Hearables
  • Multimedia Hearables
  • Other Hearables
This research includes:
  • Market Trends & Opportunities (PDF)
  • 5-Year Market Sizing & Forecast Spreadsheet (Excel)

Key Features

  • Strategic Trends Analysis: Impact assessment of the key trends across the space as a whole, and outline of the business models most likely to succeed in the market.
  • Vendor Assessment & Leaderboard: Positioning and strategic evaluation of a range of players in the hearables market:
    • Apple
    • Bragi
    • Bose
    • GN Hearing
    • Google
    • Jabra
    • Nuheara
    • MyManu
    • Oticon
    • Samsung
    • Sennheiser
    • Sony
    • Starkey
    • Vi Technologies
    • Waverly Labs
  • Sector Outlook: In-depth assessment of the current state of each hearables sector, with discussion of the key trends and strategic recommendations for the following sectors:
    • Assistive Hearables
    • Fitness Hearables
    • Multimedia Hearables
    • Other Hearables
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Category and form-factor-based device installed base and shipment forecasts, including attendant revenues projections and vendor shipment forecasts.

Key Questions

  1. What are the key technologies and capabilities for ear-based wearables?
  2. What use cases does the wearables boom bring to the headphone market?
  3. What are the macro trends that will influence this sector in the future?
  4. Who are the most innovative players in the hearables market, and what are their strategies?
  5. Where will these devices have their greatest success?

Companies Referenced

Case Studied: Sennheiser, Starkey.
Included in Juniper Research Leaderboard: , Apple, Bose, Bragi, GN Hearing, Google, Jabra, MyManu, Nuheara, Oticon, Samsung, Sennheiser, Sony, Starkey, Vi Technologies, Waverly Labs.
Mentioned: 1More, Alpha Audiotronics, Alphabet, Beltone, BlueParrott, FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), FTC (Federal Trade Commission), GN Audio, Harman International, Indiegogo, IFTTT, Interton, Kardon, Kickstarter, NHS (National Health Service), Nuraphone, NXP, Oakley, Pilot, ReSound, Valencell, Viv, YONO.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s Future Hearables forecast suite includes:
  • Regional data splits for 8 key regions as well as country level splits for:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Japan
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • UK
    • US
  • Installed base of hearables, annual shipments and associated hardware revenues.
  • Global vendor shipments
  • Use case splits, covering the following sectors:
    • Assistive hearables
    • Fitness hearables
    • Multimedia hearables
    • Other hearables
  • Digital Assistant-enabled and non-enabled hearables
  • Form factor splits for:
    • Binaural
    • Monoaural
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 54 tables and almost 7,000 datapoints.
Juniper Research’s highly granular interactive Excels enable clients to manipulate Juniper Research’s forecast data and charts to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool, and compare select markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Future Hearables Research Report


Full Research Suite

Future Hearables full research suite comprises:

  • Future Hearables PDF report

  • Interactive Forecast IFXL spreadsheet

  • 12 months' access to Future Hearables data updates in harvest

Click here for more information and purchase options

Dec 2018




Report PDF & Excel

Smart Hearables full report and forecasts only, comprising:

  • Smart HearablesPDF report
  • Interactive Forecast IFXL spreadsheet

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Dec 2018




Research Details

Juniper Research
James Moar
Devices & Technologies
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA