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Sharp-Eared Glasses Let Deaf People "See" Sounds, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Study



9/6/2012 8:01:11 AM

IF YOU can hear, you probably take sound for granted. Without thinking, we swing our attention in the direction of a loud or unexpected sound - the honk of a car horn, say. Because deaf people lack access to such potentially life-saving cues, a group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon built a pair of glasses which allows the wearer to "see" when a loud sound is made, and gives an indication of where it came from.

Read at New Scientist


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