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Ohio State University

Hearing Test: Babble (Without Algorithm)

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Caption: Computer engineers and hearing scientists at the Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise. Researchers played this sound clip for study participants to test whether they could hear a single, clear sentence being said amongst a background of babble.

Credit: The Ohio State University Speech Psychoacoustics Laboratory

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