I have been rather silent these days. I don’t do much actively in the field of hearing and acoustics. But I do follow the media and once in a while I stumble upon interesting articles that I like to share with you.
- http://www.acoular.org/ Acoular seems to be a neat sofware suite to analyse audio data.
- A living list of apps for hearing impaired people
- Hearing aids are on the verge of becoming lifestyle gadgets, such as the company Soundhawk shows. Here’s an article in “Die Zeit” about it (German only).
- Interesting TED talk about how sound affects us.
- Interview with author Alexander Goersdorf about living with hearing loss (German only).
- Chaos Radio Express (Podcast) about the ear (German).
- hearinglikeme, a community blog of hearing aid manufacturer Phonak.
- Another wonderful TED talk, this time about that architects should use their ears. I guess going to restaurants would be a lot less frustrating for us if they did.
- A joint venture of hearing aid of a manufacturer and a wearables company? I am looking forward to what comes out of that.
- Hackers used hearing aids to listen to WIFI signals.
- An article about apps to provide captions when watching movies in a cinema. I wish that this would work better, but at least it is a start.
- The maker scene blesses us with bracelets inspired by sound waves. What a cute idea.
- Parenting done right: father tatoos a cochlear implant on his head in solidarity with his kid.
- Finnish geek girl carries out a very well done analysis of her own tinnitus.
- That’s one groovy sign language translator.
- Smart earplugs: headset, mp3 player and fitness tracker all in one. (Article in German.)
- The German youth book “Freak City” will be made into a movie. The book tells the story of teenage love between a deaf girl and a hearing boy. If you haven’t read it, I do recommend it. It is also enjoyable if you have grown out of the teenage age already.
- Comedian D.J. is the only comedian I know of that talks about his hearing loss in his show.
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“Comedian D.J. is the only comedian I know of that talks about his hearing loss in his show.”
Tobias Käp is also a hearing impaired comedian who talks about his disability.