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Intelligent Hearing System using Assistive Technology for Hearing-Impaired Patients
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2018
Pages: 725 - 729
Abstract
Hearing is an important sense of coexistence, but majority of people taken it for granted unless it is weakened or lost. In this paper, an Assistive Intelligent Hearing Aid System (AIHAS) is proposed that supports hearing impaired patients and allow them to live a normal life. The patients will be required to wear smart glasses equipped with bone conduction technology and wirelessly connected with an application running on patient's smartphone. The AIHAS is designed to: (1) detect multiple ear damages, (2) evaluates the degree of patient's hearing loss, (3) having smart filters with two different modes based on surrounding environment, and (4) assist children with articulation development. The patients will be able to choose between two types of filters i.e. Quiet Room (QR) and Noisy Room (NR) filter depending on the surrounding environment. Additionally, an Auditory Assistive mode is also added to AIHAS to train and assist children with speech disorders caused by hearing impairment at a younger age. The AIHAS also allows interfacing with a smartwatch for easier system access. The system prototype has been developed and tested with multiple patients. The proposed AIHAS is an intelligent, low cost, reliable and a portable solution. © 2018 IEEE.
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