Thought-controlled hearing aids silence noise

Published in Horizon, 18 Apr 2016

A new generation of hearing aids could harness brain signals to isolate individual voices, while future cochlear implants may help to re-grow damaged auditory neurons.

The devices have the potential to offer massive hearing benefits over currently available models by drawing on advances in signal processing and gene therapy.

The project coordinator behind one of the devices, auditory scientist Dr Alain de Cheveigné at the Département d’Etudes Cognitives of the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, France, believes he and his colleagues could radically change the lives of those with hearing loss in noisy environments. […]

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