Photo Credit: Orcam
If you wear a hearing aid yourself or you’ve ever discussed them with someone who does yo may well be aware that hearing aids pick up sounds from all over the place. Often sounds that the wearer is not particularly interested in hearing, such as distracting background noises.
In an attempt to resolve this problem an Israeli company called Orcam has developed The Hear, which is basically a wearable camera. The camera identifies who is speaking and then uses lip-reading technology to enable the hearing aid to focus-in just on the conversation coming from that individual.