Monday, December 21, 2009

Hear Through Your Jawbone

Today one of my favorite blogs, io9, has an article about a tooth-mounted hearing aid that will be submitted for FDA approval early next year. The article they link to in New Scientist is very interesting and worth a look.

The device is wrapped around the teeth and there's also a microphone in the deaf ear. According to the article:
It picks up the sounds detected from a tiny microphone in the deaf ear and transforms them into vibrations. These then travel through the teeth and down the jawbone to the cochlea in the working ear, where they are transmitted to the brain providing stereo sound.
 How cool is that?

1 comment:

  1. OMG. How weird! That sounds so interesting. I will have to read the article. How do people come up with these ideas?
    Thanks for posting this.

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