Bridging the Gap: Access to Audio Sources for People with Hearing AidsBy van Riesen, Iverna; Vlaskamp, Frank; Gelderblom, Gert Jan; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 505-509
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses the BlueEar project, which aims to improve the performance of assistive listening devices by using wireless digital network technology. The BlueEar project is based on Bluetooth technology, which is intended for short-range cable replacement and networking between electronic devices, such as mobile telephones, handheld computers, headsets, personal digital assistants, and printers. The BlueEar interface, or the Personal Unit, is a body-worn device that controls and receives signals from various sources, and prepares it for transmission to a hearing aid. The connection between the Personal Unit and the hearing aid is accomplished with a conventional method: the neck loop or behind-the-ear loop, which makes it possible for users to interface the system immediately with their own hearing aid. Implications for prototype field trials are discussed.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )