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Wearable, DIY Hearing Aid Translates Sound Into Vibrations For Hearing Impaired

The Re-Wired Helmet is a DIY hearing device that translates ambient sounds into haptic signals using bone conduction technology. Created as an alternative to medical procedures that hardwire a device directly into a patient’s skull, the helmet contains a microphone, amplifier and vibration and effects components, enabling a wearer to experience sound in a more physical way. Designed by Amelia Marzec, who lost hearing in one ear to a tumor, the device is an evolving experiment that relies on feedback from other project participants.

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