30 Sep '15, 5pm

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

It’s great to build projects just to do something neat, to learn; to impress friends and other hackers. It’s even better to address a real need. I’ve worn hearing aids for 40 some years. My response to the question “Can you hear me now?” is still all too often, “No.” Because of this I heartily applaud the Aegis Acoustics Headset currently active on Kickstarter . I’m happy to see it’s blown through its goal with over a month left. The Aegis is targeted at prevent hearing loss, primarily in teens since they use headsets so often. It’s equally applicable to adults and pre-teens. The Aegis works by limiting the sound level emitted to 85db, which is a safe level. Above that the risk of damage to the tiny hairs in the cochlea – the inner ear – increases dramatically with a 3db increase cutting the safety time in half. Future’s So Bright I’ve Got to Wear ‘Aids My personal experie...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/09/30/can-you-hear-me-now/

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