[bct] Dutch team develops 'hearing-glasses'

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bct" <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 08:44:02 -0500

I thought some on this list might be interested in this.

Dutch team develops 'hearing-glasses'

From: EE Times - 04/11/2006

By: Peter Clarke

A Dutch company has launched a hearing aid in the form of a pair of
glasses.

The "hearing-glasses", like the company, are called Varibel. To capture
and relay sound to the ears microphones, signal processing and miniature
speakers are contained in the arms of the frames.

Multiple microphones sited in the arms of the Varibel hearing-glasses
provide tunable directionality so that it has a preferred direction of
sensitivity, tuned to be forward facing. In this way the hearing aid
increases the sound from a conversation ahead of the user but reduces
background noises.

In each arm of the frame there is a row of four interconnected
microphones.

Read the entire article at:
<http://www.eetimes.com/news/design/technology/showArticle.jhtml?article
ID=18>
http://www.eetimes.com/news/design/technology/showArticle.jhtml?articleI
D=18

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Links:

New Dutch invention: Varibel, glasses that hear
<http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-04/duot-ndi040706.php>
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-04/duot-ndi040706.php

 <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=41243>
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=41243

 <http://www.physorg.com/news63632657.html>
http://www.physorg.com/news63632657.html

 <http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/04/varibel_the_gla.html>
http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/04/varibel_the_gla.html

Neal

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 <http://pda.physorg.com/lofi-news-people-hearing-varibel_63632657.html>
http://pda.physorg.com/lofi-news-people-hearing-varibel_63632657.html

 <http://www.4hearingloss.com/archives/2006/04/varibel_the_gla.html>
http://www.4hearingloss.com/archives/2006/04/varibel_the_gla.html

 
<http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine_health/report-5
7708>
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine_health/report-57
708.

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Varibel Hearing-Aid Glasses Integrate Eight Directional Microphones
<http://hearingmojo.com/blog-mt/blog-mt/2006/04/varibel_hearingaid_glass
es_do>
http://hearingmojo.com/blog-mt/blog-mt/2006/04/varibel_hearingaid_glasse
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u.html

Glasses that hear well  <http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=210>
http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=210

 <http://www.vetrend.com/?p=42> http://www.vetrend.com/?p=42
<http://www.primidi.com/2006/04/09.html>
http://www.primidi.com/2006/04/09.html

New Glasses Double as Hearing Aids
<http://www.livescience.com/technology/060407_veribel.html>
http://www.livescience.com/technology/060407_veribel.html

Varibel website in Dutch:

 <http://www.varibel.nl/site/home/> http://www.varibel.nl/site/home/

 

 

 
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