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‘El Deafo’, A Children’s Graphic Novel About Growing Up With a Superpower in the Form of a Hearing Aid

23 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

image via Cece Bell Earlier this year, children’s author and illustrator Cece Bell released El Deafo, a graphic novel about her childhood as the only deaf student in her school. At the age of four, Bell contracted meningitis, which caused her to become deaf. She used a large hearing aid that strapped to her chest, […]

Comment Sought on Possible Expansion of Hearing Aid Compatibility Requirements

Out for comment: Shift to function-based, rather than technology-based, regulatory approach, and mandatory 100% HAC compliance The Wireless Telecommunications and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureaus are looking to refresh the record in a couple of old, but ongoing, rulemaking dockets dealing with hearing aid compatibility (HAC) regulations. Show More Summary

Hacked hearing aids produce stellar ambient tunes from WiFi signals

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

What if we could hear the numerous invisible data frequencies that swirl around us every day? That's exactly what a project from hearing-impaired writer Frank Swain and artist Daniel Jones aims to do. Phantom Terrains is the proper name of the effort...

Matt Nathanson Travels the World Giving Hearing Aids to Those In Need

Recording star Matt Nathanson's newest song "Headphones" will touch your heart. In this video you see Matt travel the world to give hearing aids to those in need. It's a beautiful concept and even more, a beautiful video.

HIV Positive: Voiceless & Empowered

This is a special guest post by Africa HEART, a Segal Family Foundation partner, for World AIDS Day. "Good Morning," I said to my children. They stared back at me blankly with no response. I wondered if they could not hear me. They were...Show More Summary

NanoPlug: An invisible nano-tech hearing aid

I came across a very interesting project on about developing a really small hearing aid that could be a radical step towards improving the everyday lives of people with hearing problems. It’s time for hearing aids to become really small and comfortable. As the founder of the company, Nevena Zivic told me, the tech […]

White knight Kraken swoops in to aid in Mt. Gox investigation and eventual liquidation

3 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The Japanese Trustee handling the Mt. Gox bankruptcy has turned to the bitcoin community for help in his investigation. During a hearing in Tokyo District Court, Trustee Kobayashi announced that San Francisco exchange startup Kraken will be supporting the now 10-month-old investigation. Show More Summary

Affordable Hearing Aid Maker iHear Raises $5M Series C

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

iHear Medical, which makes affordable hearing aids that users can customize at home, has raised $5 million in a Series C round led by Lighthouse Capital, a Shanghai-based venture capital firm that focuses on medical devices. Japanese electronics maker Brother Industries and Ameritas Holding Company also participated. Read More

A New Hearing Hack

Phantom Terrains is an experimental tool that makes Wi-Fi audible by streaming digital signals to a listener’s hearing aids: Each Wi-Fi element – such as router names, data rates and encryption modes – are assigned their own tones, which are sent to a phone and picked up using his hearing aids. The foreground and background […]

Deaf Man Hears Wi-Fi Networks

A deaf man has modified his hearing aid so that he can “hear” the presence of wireless networks. Writing in the New Scientist, Frank Swain says it’s an experiment to explore the way tech works for deaf people. With the modifications, the hearing aid makes different sounds to indicate both the quantity and type of […]

Unravelling the mystery of gamma-ray bursts

A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'. Researchers at Cardiff University are trying to work out the possible sounds scientists might expect to hear when the ultra-sensitive...Show More Summary

Video: Bono, Midge Ure are real stars in Band Aid 30 video remake

The remake of Do They Know It's Christmas was released this morning after a marathon weekend recording and producing session in London, and it's pretty good. I guarantee '80s fans will get chills when they see and hear U2's Bono reprise his famous line from the 1984 version -- only with a smart tweak of the lyrics. And there's a …

Speaker Array Focuses Sound on Listener with Hearing Loss, Spares Everyone Else

Many people with hearing loss opt out of using hearing aids because of their discomfort, poor performance, or simply compliance. This is probably even more common when the person is at home and would like to relax and crank up the TV. Show More Summary

Hearing WiFi

New Scientist has a fascinating article on Frank Swain who has hacked his hearing aid to allow him to hear WiFi. It’s a great idea and riffs on various attempts to ‘extend’ perception into the realm of being able to sense the usually unnoticed electromagnetic environment. I am walking through my north London neighbourhood on […]

Peralta, Moya: Let students TAP into more financial aid

As the lead sponsors of the New York DREAM Act — a proposal to provide state-financed college tuition aid to undocumented immigrants — we often hear: “You should help struggling, taxpaying families that are in this country legally pay for college.”

This Hearing Aid Might Actually Be Better Than A Human Ear

Ever think you’d want a hearing aid, even if you hear perfectly? Ticking off the first box on my cyborg checklist, Australian Hearing and Siemens today announced it’s coming out with a hearing aid that’s “proven to outperform the hearing ability of a healthy human ear”. More »      

Pictures of Music Fans Attend the 1985 Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium, London

Live Aid was the brainchild of Bob Geldof, the singer of an Irish rock group called the Boomtown Rats. In 1984, Geldof traveled to Ethiopia after hearing news reports of a horrific famine that had killed hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians and threatened to kill millions more. Show More Summary

Siemens to Sell Its Hearing Aid Unit for About $2.69 Billion

The sale to the private equity firm EQT Partners and the Strüngmann family means the German conglomerate will not pursue a public listing for Siemens Audiology Solutions.

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