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Tuning in to a new hearing mechanism: Findings from MIT scientists could lead to hearing aids that mimic the ear’s ability to focus on particular frequencies

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More than 30 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, and about 6 million wear hearing aids. While those devices can boost the intensity of sounds coming into the ear, they are often ineffective in loud environments such as restaurants, where you need to pick out the voice of your dining companion from background noise. Prof. Dennis Freeman and his researchers discuss the challenges they still face. <<more>>

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Tuning in to a new hearing mechanism: Findings from MIT scientists could lead to hearing aids that mimic the ear’s ability to focus on particular frequencies

Professor Dennis Freeman

RLE Micromechanics Group