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March 8, 2004

High Definition For Hearing Impaired

From: Good Housekeeping Magazine - Mar 8, 2004

High-definition technology is being used to help the hearing impaired. The technology is used in a new hearing aid, called Senso Diva, which automatically adjusts to the environment, be it a noisy restaurant or a symphonic concert hall, without remote controls. The new technology combines dual microphones with digital signal processing techniques. The features enable the hearing aid to locate noise sources and automatically adjust the microphone to minimize the noise source for better hearing. Using an enhanced speech intensification system, the Diva elevates the sound of speech, while reducing the sound of noise, its developers say. The Senso Diva is made by Widex USA.

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