Bone conduction for hearing underpins new tech-based products from Google Glass to the Bonebridge ear implant, the Eyeborg and the Cynaps. Read: Bone Conduction – Get Used To The Voices In Your Head Traditionally used in hearing-aids, it’s fascinating to see bone conduction featuring in wearable technologies. Bone conduction is the physics behind bone-anchored hearing-aids (BAHAs) but
Children who wear digital hearing-aids consistently, have better speech and language abilities overall, due to having access to incidental sound. Researchers at the University of Iowa proved this correlation in preschool-aged children with hearing-aids by measuring (1) the benefit the aids gave the children and (2) the duration for which the aids were worn, every
Several times recently, Sound Advice was asked what future hearing systems for today’s children and young adults, might look like. Remember, before 2007 iPhones and mobile, touchscreen devices were unknown – while developers are now addressing wireless, inter-device connectivity and miniaturisation. Connected Hearing There’s good news for child and adult wearers of future hearing-devices, who will
Today’s wireless technologies can link hearing-aid wearers to their TVs, PCs and phones, with audio streamed directly to hearing-devices as wished. The challenge however is to set an open standard for this wireless technology. Read: Hearing Aids Can Double As Wireless Speakers Each hearing-aid vendor offers a proprietary wireless technology, which makes device-pairing difficult. In
Twelve UK publishers are using web technologies to present contemporary childrens’ books in sign language with audio, animation and text in a GBP1.5 million project to improve literacy levels among deaf children. The project, www.signedstories.com, offers a free online library of signed books for deaf children to develop their literacy & language skills, whether signed
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