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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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FDA takes steps to authorize over-the-counter hearing aids

A new policy from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to make hearing aids more accessible and affordable in the US. The new policy will make hearing devices available over-the-counter as early as next fall. Hearing aids currently cost more than $5,000 a pair and are not usually covered Read More...

Scientists design hearing aid

Scientists design hearing aid that uses just $1 worth of parts

200 million adults over the age of 65 suffer from age-related hearing loss around the world. In response, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a hearing aid device that uses only a dollar’s worth of open-source parts and a 3D-printed case to function. The Read More...

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Hearing aid improves user's ability to focus on a single speaker

Even in noisy environments, most of us are able to understand what another person is saying by directing our hearing to their voice. Regular hearing aids are currently unable to do this, but that may soon change thanks to a new prototype. Coming from scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute Read More...