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Connecting hearing helper molecules to the ear bone

Researchers at USC and Harvard have developed a new approach to repair cells deep inside the ear—a potential remedy that could restore hearing for millions of elderly people and others who suffer hearing loss.

Brit accents vex US hearing-impaired elderly

Older Americans with some hearing loss shouldn't feel alone if they have trouble understanding British TV sagas like "Downton Abbey." A small study from the University of Utah suggests hearing-impaired senior citizens have ...

Lip-reading technology promises to make hearing aids more human

Hearing aids can be lifelines for people with hearing loss. But their limitations can mean that, in particularly noisy environments, users cannot exploit the best of the existing technology. Most new hearing aid designs just ...

To understand every word

Hearing-impaired people face a challenge at the theater or cinema. Fraunhofer technology promises a remedy integrated into two apps made by Sennheiser Streaming Technologies GmbH. They allow the hearing impaired to adjust ...

Insects inspire next generation of hearing aids

An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems.

Enabling the hearing impaired to locate human speakers

New wireless microphones systems developed at EPFL should allow the hearing impaired to aurally identify, even with closed eyes, the location of the person speaking. This new technology will be used in classrooms and conference ...

New technologies are improving the lives of seniors

If Betty Lewis falls at the Edgemere senior living community, a pendant she wears around her neck will alert the staff. The device picks up the motion of the fall and notifies staff members at the North Dallas facility so ...

Invisibility cloak for hearing aids and implants

Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more efficient.

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