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Human-Body Communication with Binaural Hearing Aids

Wearable technology seems poised to take over next-generation electronics, yet most wireless communication techniques are not up to the task. To tackle this issue, scientists from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, delved deep into human-body communications, in which human tissue is used as the transmission medium for electromagnetic signals. Their findings pave the way to more efficient and safer head-worn devices, such as binaural hearing aids and earphones.

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News Report Exposes Harmful Noise Levels of Modern Hand Dryers

In a September 21, 2015 article for The Dallas Morning News, writer Thor Christensen discusses the annoying decibel levels and potential harm caused by modern hand dryers in public places. The noise produced by many of these new hand dryers can reach 100 decibels, and the machines are a growing nuisance for millions of people with tinnitus or hyperacusis.

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