By Nicholas Clark
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BioAid is a research hearing aid designed by hearing scientists. It works by processing sound from the microphone and then playing it back over headphones in real time. The processing is designed to enhance sound clarity and regulate the loudness of ambient noise. BioAid is unique by virtue of using new audio processing techniques inspired by recent scientific developments in our understanding of the biology of hearing.
To start using BioAid, you don't need a hearing test. Instead, you are invited to try a wide range of different settings to discover which one suits you best. Choose between different settings appropriate to common types of hearing impairment. You also have control of the overall sound level and can vary the rejection level of background sounds.
BioAid is free. Download it and begin exploring its potential immediately!
More information can be found at www.bioaid.org.uk. Tell us what you think. Your opinions matter to us and will help to shape the next generation of biologically inspired hearing aids.
BioAid can be used with any kind of headphones or earpieces, but you will need to use insertable earbuds that block out external sounds to fully benefit from the 'loudness control' features.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
App now stores settings between sessions.
Not a bad bit of kittried this for the first time today. as i am
Tried this app for the first time just now... still experimenting with it, good sound through jack plug headphones.... but at the moment i am trying it with a pair of wireless headphones. bit laggy and echo. but with some fine tuning will hopefully be ok. nice app BioAid. hopefully some useful addition to come. if the bluetooth could be improved i would definitely buy this. thank you