It was time for a new mobile phone, one with more memory and a bigger screen. Bob, the salesman, was very helpful and even transferred all the data from my old phone to the new one. While we were waiting for the data to transfer, Bob told me that he was counting down the months to retirement and found it fitting to ask me for financial advice since he went out of his way to save me some money on a new phone plan.
The study of 3,103 people with tinnitus was led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), with support from the British Tinnitus Association and the American Tinnitus Association. The study involved participants from 48 countries, with the vast majority coming from the UK and the US.
Published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, the research found that 40% of those displaying symptoms of COVID-19 simultaneously experience a worsening of their tinnitus.
Apple is sharing key insights from its Apple Hearing Study to encourage others to better understand and manage their hearing health.
The Apple Hearing Study is sharing new data from thousands of participants across the US in an effort to help people better understand their hearing health.
Contributed by Madeleine Burry
January 25, 2021
Fantastical notions of all-powerful robots, straight out of Hollywood, may come to mind when you think about artificial intelligence (AI). But set aside thoughts of the machines taking over: When it comes to your hearing aids, AI helps the devices function better.
For instance, AI can help wrangle one of the most challenging situations if you struggle to hear: Engaging in a conversation when you’re in a crowded, loud space (think: a restaurant or cafe). Because as you know if you wear a hearing aid, louder isn’t the solution.
From month to month, year to year, researchers are finding more ways to harness this technology and use it to improve hearing aids. Here’s what you need to know about how hearing aids use AI—and if a hearing aid with this functionality is right for you or a loved one.
The findings, published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involve very fine filaments in the inner ear called tip links. When sound vibrations reach the inner ear, the vibrations cause those tip links to stretch and open ion channels of sensory cells within the inner-ear cochlea, a tiny snail-shaped organ that allows our brains to sense sound. When tip links open those channels, that act triggers the cochlear electrical signals that we interpret as sound.
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