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
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 […]
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 […]
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
“I wanted to find a way to make them totally invisible."
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 …
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
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 […]
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.”
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 »
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
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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CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Every year, nearly 4,000 children go to emergency rooms after swallowing button batteries — the flat, round batteries that power toys, hearing aids, calculators, and many other devices. Ingesting these batteries has severe consequences, including burns that permanently damage the esophagus, tears in the digestive tract, and in some cases, even death. read more
We keep hearing about the “right to die.” There is no right to die–no escape, of course,–but no right. Yet, I hasten to add. No right to die, yet. What do I mean? The killing decision in euthanasia and assisted suicide isn’t really the suicidal person’s “choice:” It is the killer’s or helper’s. In other words, life will […]
Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements, including on efforts to increase the minimum wage for workers. As...Show More Summary
You'd think the more modern, high-tech hearing aids would be better at everything than their older counterparts, but that's apparently not the case. According to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder, newer models are apparently no match...
The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings,...Show More Summary
For Alex Selig, great sound quality is more than just an audiophile fetish. The cofounder and CEO of SoundFocus was born with hearing loss that requires him to wear in-ear hearing aids. Headphones and speakers that are personalized to...Show More Summary