Hearing aid alerts users of danger at night

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Almost all deaf people remove their hearing aids at night due to their discomfortable, despite 70 percent of most household dangers happening at night while people are asleep. In response to this worrying fact, the Thai Health Wellbeing Project got together with the Deaf Association of Bangkok and developed the Hearing Rescue. It’s the world’s first hearing aid that’s been programmed with noise-detection software to recognise sounds of danger (such as alarm, sirens, dogs barking) and then wakes the user up. The designers started by taking a standard hearing aid - which functions as a regular amplifier - but one…

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