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Unfortunately, we are still quite far away from what was promised as the future in that 70es TV series "The Bionic Woman" . Starting with a brief introduction about audiology, I will present current technical solutions (and political non-solutions) for hearing aids. Besides the hearing aids themselves, there exist a couple of interesting peripheral solutions for specific situations such as using the phone, listening to concerts and talks, or just consuming music with an mp3 player. All these not only enhance the user's life, they also open the door for creative hacks. Although the hearing-aid hacking community is still rather small, I will present some current projects and ideas for future ones.
Infos about the talk including (sometime soon ;)) slides: http://www.hackandhear.com