Thursday, April 24, 2014

App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing - NYTimes.com

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"IPhone-connected hearing aids are just the beginning. Today most people who wear hearing aids, eyeglasses, prosthetic limbs and other accessibility devices do so to correct a disability. But new hearing aids point to the bionic future of disability devices.

As they merge with software baked into our mobile computers, devices that were once used simply to fix whatever ailed us will begin to do much more. In time, accessibility devices may even let us surpass natural human abilities. One day all of us, not just those who need to correct some physical deficit, may pick up a bionic accessory or two."
App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing - NYTimes.com
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