[bct] Re: Dutch team develops 'hearing-glasses'

  • From: "Reed Poynter" <Reed.Poynter@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 08:53:47 -0700

Cool!  Sounds like a great solution for the elderly who often need glasses
as well as hearing aids.
 
Now Neal,  I have an old life long friend who has no sense of smell.  If
they could just put something in those glasses to help her...
(I'm just remembering how it used to be such a great joke when we used to go
out for dinner, she'd tell me how the food looked and I her how it smelled.)
 
Reed
 
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Sent: 2006/05/11 06:44
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Subject: [bct] Dutch team develops 'hearing-glasses'



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?articleID=1
8>
http://www.eetimes.com/news/design/technology/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=18

5300148&pgno=1

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-57708
>
http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/medicine_health/report-57708.

html

Varibel Hearing-Aid Glasses Integrate Eight Directional Microphones
<http://hearingmojo.com/blog-mt/blog-mt/2006/04/varibel_hearingaid_glasses_d
o>
http://hearingmojo.com/blog-mt/blog-mt/2006/04/varibel_hearingaid_glasses_do

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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