Reducing Background Noise in Hearing Devices
How a new noise-reduction algorithm suppresses babble in cochlear implants and hearing aids.
- Kirsten Malenke for Advance Healthcare Network August 10th, 2016
- Source: http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Reducing-Ambient-Noise-in-Hearing-Devices.aspx
People who wear cochlear implants and hearing aids are often faced with the challenge of distinguishing the words of the speaker they are trying to listen to from "babble" - the combined noise of other speakers in the background.
However, a research team at New York University (NYU) has created a solution - an algorithm that separates the speaker's voice from the noise of background talkers.