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App turns smartphones into hearing aids

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A new app developed by researchers at the University of Essex in England might remove a lot of the fuss and cost associated with hearing aids. 

BioAid can turn a smartphone into a hearing aid, according to a recent article in Technology Review.

The app employs the high-quality microphones found in many smartphones and filters out unwelcome frequencies. The amplified sound is then delivered to the ear via the in-ear headset, just like any other sound transmitted by the phone.

The sound can be individually adjusted, making unnecessary the fussy adjustment which people currently endure at hearing-aid stores. iPhone users can already try out a version of BioAid.

There is still no Android version, since sound output continues to be delivered with too long a delay on Google's operating system.

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