The Starkeys patented technology was created for deaf hearing people.
The Starkeys new hearing technology, called STARKEY, was developed by the National Institute of Technology of Singapore (NITES) in collaboration with Dr. Zhen Guo, a PhD student at NITES, and other scientists.
It is based on a combination of sound technology and biological sensors that detects the amount of sound a person is making.
A person who is able to hear a sound will automatically stop moving and concentrate on listening to that sound.
NITERS researchers said STARKEY could improve hearing of deaf people, particularly those who have difficulty with other forms of hearing.
They said STARkeys hearing technology could reduce the frequency and amplitude of sounds in the home.
“A person’s hearing may be compromised if the sound source is too loud,” Dr. Guo said.
However, STARKEY will not reduce noise in the hearing area.
Dr. Guos team is developing STARKEYs technology for other deaf people who are unable to hear sound through their hearing aids.
STARKEY is currently being tested on the deaf in New Zealand and South Africa, and is expected to be commercialised by 2021.
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