Martin Berka

Paul Parkin

Yuting He
PROJECT: AudioPhiles

hearing : aid : headphones : wireless : Calgary : 2016 :

About the project:
Creating user-configurable hearing aids integrated with headphones.

The Problem:
Our need-knower has hereditary, advancing hearing loss. Her hearing aids, despite being quite expensive, amplify all noise received and work poorly with headphones. She is finding it increasingly difficult to listen to electronic sounds, whether music or speech, which play a growing role in interaction with the world. A device/process is needed such that she is able to listen to sound coming out of electronic devices.

The Solution:
We are investigating the possibilities of damping selected frequencies to make a pair of headphones compatible with the hearing aids, or of amplifying selected frequencies to replace the aids for digital sounds.