Smart hearing aids use IFTTT for personalization

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Innovations in hearing assistance range from real-time theater captioning to hearing aids that double as fashion accessories. Now, through customization and connectivity, hearing device specialist Oticon’s latest creation, the Oticon Opn, uses a microchip system to recreate realistic surround sound. The hearing aids are also internet-enabled, allowing wearers to connect to the If This Then That (IFTTT) system for custom sound management. The left and right devices communicate, providing wearers with accurate spatial awareness of where sound is coming from. Via Bluetooth, the hearing aids also act as stereo headphones. Wearers can answer phone calls, listen to the TV and…

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