A digital solution for the hearing impaired

17 08 2010

Germany scientists has came up with a digital devices that could assists people who have hearing impaired. Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg worked on algorithms normally use for hearing aids that can at least partially recompensed the hearing loss.

Idea is that each hearing impaired person have quiet specific frequencies that are difficult for him or her. Engineer Stefan Goetze explained, “Adjusted to the individual user, soft signals are intensified while loud signals remain unchanged since they would otherwise be perceived as unpleasantly loud”.

This system is also ables to detect background noises as well as reduced these noises to some extent. The system can be set for each call in such a way that it send a consistently comprehensible sound pattern. This solution is not only for these people who can’t hear well but also to people of normal hearing if a call originated from a loud environment.

A special display of two flowers that indicates two different audio levels, allow the seniors to regulated the desired sound. Goetze also make clears that it regulate automatically the algorithm parameter to the hearing aptitude of the individual user.

The dare was to figure out how users, especially seniors, themselves can jerks the algorithm to suit their hearing situations bests. Goetze said, “If our technology is incorporated into consumer devices, then those affected will no longer have to constantly rely on their hearing aids”.

By now scientists have install them on an iPod touch telephone systems. Goetze asked, “If our technology is incorporated into consumer devices, then those affected will no longer have to constantly rely on their hearing aids”.

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