Hidden Hearing Respond to Development of a Hearing Aid App

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to the development of a mobile hearing aid app.

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The ever-growing advancement of hearing solutions connectivity is extremely exciting and we look forward to seeing what the industry holds next

A free hearing aid app has been developed by researchers at the University of Essex which turns a iPhone or iPod into a hearing aid.

The BioAid app was conceived by Professor Ray Meddis of Essex’s Department of Psychology with Nick Clark (formerly a research office in the department) and Dr Wendy Lecluyse of University Campus Suffolk.

The developers say that BioAid is a multi-channel device in which sound is input through the device’s microphone and then filtered into frequency bands. The bands are processed separately and output from each channel is combined to make the output that is delivered to the device’s earpiece. The six fixed settings, each of which has four fine-tuning settings, allow the user to find the perfect match for their impairment.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“The ever-growing advancement of hearing solutions connectivity is extremely exciting and we look forward to seeing what the industry holds next.”

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.

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