Tagged: Hearing Aid

Women becomes first to be fitted with hearing aid that connects to smartphone

Internet-enabled hearing aid

Melbourne-based Aneta Gorelik was diagnosed with hearing loss due to nerve damage about 10 years ago. Since, the 30-year-old, mother of one, has been avoiding a hearing aid because of the stigma associated with it. Now, by adopting the internet-enabled Oticon Opn hearing aid, Aneta has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a hearing aid that connects to the smartphone and other gadgets over Bluetooth. In addition to connecting to mobile devices, doorbells or fire alarms, the nifty hearing aid can also double as headphones or Bluetooth earpiece. Read More…

My Ears – Hearing aid that is as simple as your ear covers

My Ears hearing aid

Most of the times elderly suffer from loss of hearing in one or both of the ears which can hamper considerable number of normal activities that they can perform. Surely there are many complex hearing aids that promise a lot, but they are expensive too. Seeing this Chubu Design Research Center has come up with hearing aid made from urethane foam that is quite easy to use and simple in design.
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Young Indian graduate working on device that detects hearing loss in infants

The 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Neeti Kailas, 2014 Young Laureate

Hearing ailments in infants is a problem that needs to be addressed as soon as it surfaces, otherwise it can lead to permanent hearing loss which affects their whole life. To overcome this predicament, Neeti Kailas, an Indian graduate from National Institute of design (NID), Ahmedabad decided to make a device that can detect hearing problems in infants. Along with Nitin Sisodia, fellow of Stanford Biodesign India, Neeti has designed a device that can be worn on the head and gives mass screening for detection of hearing loss problem in new born babies.
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Phone with augmented hearing aid for elderly and hard of hearing

KDDI has developed a cool new phone handset which has augmented hearing feature so that elderly and blokes with hearing disability can have a very pleasing mobile experience. Showcased at the CEATEC 2012 this technology has been developed in association with Kyocera. The main component at work is a Smart Sonic Receiver installed in the phone that does not require any hole in the speaker on front panel for hearing. Rather the receiver creates vibration on the front panel for all frequencies in audible range. Combine this with the amplified volume, the user feels as if audio is being delivered directly to their ears.
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