April 24, 2014
Minneapolis-based Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the largest hearing aid companies in the United States, has launched a Bluetooth-enabled, iPhone-connected hearing aid. Unlike most existing wireless hearing aids, the Halo device connects directly to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with no need for any additional device or a complicated setup.
"Nearly all of the hearing aids in the US market...
April 2, 2013
A British team at the University of Essex recently announced the launch of a free, open source app called BioAid to explore the project of turning the iPhone into a hearing aid.
The core concept is very simple, and has, in fact, been thought of and implemented by various companies at least since 2009: Smartphones have built in microphones and they can play audio through headphones. By creating an...