Software Helps Individuals With Mild Hearing Loss

Posted on August 30, 2011. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health | Tags: , , , , |

There are many individuals who suffer from hearing health conditions that can go from mild to severe. Those with a higher level of loss of hearing are prescribed hearing aids, which help improve their quality of life. There are some, however, who may suffer from hearing loss but not to the point of requiring a hearing aid.

An article published by the Wallstreet Journal, discusses how a group of professionals from a Chinese University in Hong Kong, teamed up to bring help to these individuals. It is software called “ACEHearing.” The software allows for a five-minute hearing test. The results of which will be utilized to turn everyday consumer electronics into hearing-enhancement devices.

One of the first uses of this software will be on smartphones. As the article states “the device will capture and assess the individual’s hearing profile, and then calibrate the smartphone to adjust and enhance its sound output by filling in gaps in the part of the sound spectrum where hearing is less than ideal.”

Although it will be not be out to the public until next year, it gives hope to those who suffer from hearing loss. For more information about ways in which you can treat your condition, you may also contact your local Miami hearing center.


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