Study: Hearing Loss Affects Partners, Too

Study: Hearing Loss Affects Partners, Too

If you haven’t experienced it yourself, maybe you’ve observed it in parents or friends: the strain one person’s hearing loss can put on his or her primary relationship. A new overview of the scientific literature, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and summarized in Hearing Review, suggests that, indeed, hearing loss…

The James Bond Hearing Aid

The James Bond Hearing Aid

A hearing aid that reads lips? What is this, the future? Actually, it’s the present. Scientists in Scotland are working on a hearing aid that has a tiny camera equipped with lip-reading software that uses facial recognition technology. The software translates the words into speech and plays it into the ear in real-time, so no…

High-Fidelity Ear Plugs: Cool Enough for Clint

High-Fidelity Ear Plugs: Cool Enough for Clint

What do Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar and Clint Eastwood have in common? Right, not much. But the first three will be playing at Bonnaroo this June, meaning they’ll have, in a roundabout way, sponsorship from the maker of a high-fidelity earplug called DUBS Acoustic Filters. And the fourth guy was driving around Coachella last…

Three High-Tech Boons for The Hard of Hearing

Three High-Tech Boons for The Hard of Hearing

Here’s a sobering statistic: the World Health Organization estimates there are 360 million people around the world who suffer from disabling hearing loss, including 32 million kids. This being the age of tech, solutions have naturally arisen to address this global public health issue. In other words, there’s an app for that. Forbes has reported…