Category Archive: Technology

Calls to protect bandwidth frequency used by hearing instruments
  • 15
    Feb

Calls to protect bandwidth frequency used by hearing instruments

The British Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has issued a warning that the bandwidth used by hearing instruments could be compromised due to competition from smartphone and tablet companies. BIHIMA has called on politicians and regulators to protect the...

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Why hearing care is currently too risky - Part 2
  • 17
    Oct

Why hearing care is currently too risky – Part 2

Curtis Alcock, founder of online hearing think tank Audira.info, with part one of his series on why some of the messages professionals send can turn people off accessing hearing care. In Part 1 we looked at examples of messages traditionally...

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Crowd sourcing hearing aid innovation
  • 28
    Aug

Crowd sourcing hearing aid innovation

Researchers from Essex University made their hearing aid algorithm available for free to tempt others to follow their lead developing a new generation of device. What happened next? In 2012 professors from the Essex Hearing Research Laboratory at Essex University...

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New Ultrasound Technology Images Inner Ear Without Need for Surgery
  • 11
    Jul

New Ultrasound Technology Images Inner Ear Without Need for Surgery

Scientists working in Canada have developed a revolutionary handheld imaging device that allows the inside of the ear to be scanned without the need for invasive surgery [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=Io8Tg0VsPS8[/embed] Current imaging methods, such as CT and MRI scanners, do not have...

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Japanese researchers testing tiny ear computer
  • 3
    Mar

Japanese researchers testing tiny ear computer

A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan. The 17-gram wireless device has bluetooth capability and is...

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Apple gets a patent for health-monitoring ear buds
  • 18
    Feb

Apple gets a patent for health-monitoring ear buds

The computer firm Apple have been awarded a patent for a monitoring system that would be placed in ear buds or other devices to record health related information such as body temperature, heart rate and perspiration levels. The patent shows...

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