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Microphone Array Necklace Aids The Deaf In Discerning Speech

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June 8, 2001
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Almost totally deaf and reliant on lip reading since her 20s, Sherry Cramer couldn`t believe her ears in 1994 when she first wore the microphone array necklace that electrical engineering Professor Bernard Widrow and his students had designed. Since Cramer, hundreds have used Widrow`s necklace. Widrow demonstrated his latest version, the Directional HEaring ARray (D-HEAR), June 5 and 6 at a Chicago meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.

Almost totally deaf and reliant on lip reading since her 20s, Sherry Cramer couldn`t believe her ears in 1994 when she first wore the microphone array necklace that electrical engineering Professor Bernard Widrow and his students had designed. Listening to a CD, she could hear every note of a Rachmaninoff piano concerto as the necklace received and transmitted sound in magnetic form to her behind-the-ear hearing aid.


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