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Even in a crowded room full of background noise, the human ear is remarkably adept at tuning in to a single voice—a feat that has proved remarkably difficult for computers to match. A new analysis of the underlying mechanisms, conducted by researchers at MIT, has provided insights that could ultimately lead to better machine hearing, and perhaps to better hearing aids as well.
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Andy Bopp, executive director of the Hearing Industries Association, announced the joint press release from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) announcing a Memo of Understanding related to the development of a standard for new hearing aids. See the release for more details.
Toddler Hears for the First Time with Brainstem Implant
This is not the usual story about an implant.
At a hospital in Boston, sound registered in Alex Frederick's brain for the first time.
Alex, just 17 months old at the time, is deaf, but a device, not yet approved in the United States for children, is helping to change that. It was implanted directly into his brain.