Patients who find it difficult to hear are able to live better lives due to modern hearing technology. However, when faced with the need to talk with someone in a place filled with background noise, hearing-aid users barely understand anything. The good news is that the experts from the Ohio State University have solved this issue by developing a new technology that digitally removes background noise. The breakthrough allows the hearing-impaired to have better listening capabilities than those with a normal auditory function.
Hearing loss is a global concern; right now, more than 300 million individuals worldwide are affected by it. And while it is true that the elderly are usually associated with hearing impairment, even small children could suffer from it. In other words, auditory-function problems do not merely stem from aging. Many other factors (such as genetic lineage and physical injury) could lead to hearing loss. It is also important to note that the inner ear has limited regenerative capabilities.
The inner ear’s main sensory receptors, otherwise known as hair cells, do not have the ability to naturally replicate; their numbers are already predetermined from birth. While some scientists are trying to find unique ways of stimulating cell growth, it would take at least a few years before their work is available for patient use.
The True Revolution
It looks like a non-invasive technological solution will be made available much faster. Simply put, the groundbreaking digital hearing enhancer is a revolutionary product that the world needs right now.