Photo: Woman with headphones and the developed earis pocket receiver; Copyright: Humantechnik GmbH

The easy way to personalized sound through dynamic hearing profiles

04.09.2019

The Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology Division (HSA) of the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg is developing algorithms for hearing profiles which adjust themselves automatically and dynamically to the acoustic input signal: An easy way to personalized sound and good speech intelligibility for wearers of hearing aids, headphones and hearables.
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Graphic: Shows an older couple. She is telling him something but he can't hear it; Copyright: University of Tsukuba

Hearing loss tied with mental, physical, and social ailments in older people

07.08.2019

Japanese study finds convincing evidence that hearing loss in older people is associated with restriction of outdoor activities, anxiety, and memory loss.
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Photo: The OpenEarConcept team; Copyright: Lothar Jack

"The OpenEarConcept© adapts acoustic signals to the unique features of hearing aid technology"

20.09.2018

Whether we listen to the radio or a concert – for most of us, it’s hard to imagine life without music. Meanwhile, people who wear digital hearing aids often don’t get to fully enjoy the rich landscapes of sound because they depend on the accessibility and quality of audio induction loops. The OpenEarConcept© research project is committed to supporting greater musical enjoyment.
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Photo: Birgit Nofftz using a mask for speech recognition

"Speech-to-text interpreters assist in equal access communication"

26.03.2015

There is an alternative for hearing impaired or deaf persons, who are not able to or don’t want to communicate with the help of sign language: so-called speech-to-text interpreters reproduce spoken words into a text format onto paper, computer monitors or screens. REHACARE.de inquired with the German Association of Speech-to-Text Interpreters and gained some insight into this profession.
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