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TV sound system for the hard of hearing

Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn't really satisfy anyone.

dateNov 13, 2014 in Engineering
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Digital helpers for the hearing impaired

Every fifth German is hearing impaired. In their private and in their work lives, they are restricted - such as when making a telephone call. Researchers are now ready with a digital solution, one that can partially compensate ...

dateAug 11, 2010 in Medical research
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YouTube extends automatic video captioning

YouTube, in a significant development for millions of deaf Internet users, extended automatic caption capability Thursday to all English-language videos on the video-sharing website.

dateMar 04, 2010 in Internet
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Scientists identify genetic cause for type of deafness

A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a genetic cause of progressive hearing loss. The findings will help scientists better understand the nature of age-related decline in hearing and ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Genetics
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