Hearing aid technology is developing and improving all the time and this new research could make hearing aids more effective than ever to detect and distinguish sound
(PRWEB UK) 1 April 2013
UK researchers are working to create hearing aids that are able to more effectively distinguish between speech and background noise.
Researchers at the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge have been using knowledge generated from neuronal brainstem recordings to design novel signal processing strategies. By designing physiological-based algorithm – they should be able to mimic how a brain hears sound and distinguishes meaningful signals from noise.
The work could be implemented in hearing aids within the next five years and could make it possible to reduce levels of noise while increasing speech intelligibility.
A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing:
“Hearing aid technology is developing and improving all the time and this new research could make hearing aids more effective than ever to detect and distinguish sound.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.