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New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

Diagram of the structure of the human ear. Source: MIT. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have been researching how the human ear distinguishes between sounds with subtle differences. They have identified a particular mutation affecting ...

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Nature Inspired Radio Chip

Nature Inspired Radio Chip

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a new radio chip modeled on the workings of the human inner ear, the cochlea. Designed for use in wireless devices capable of receiving cellular phone, wireless internet, radio, and ...

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Improving Speech Intelligibility

Improving Speech Intelligibility

Professor Miriam Furst-Yust from Tel Aviv University in Israel, has developed a new type of ear implant that can improve hearing for the hearing impaired. The device makes it easier to single out and understand speech in a noisy environment. ...

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