Music to my sibling's ears.


49 views
Uploaded on:
Description
Popular headphones. Yet. dismisses individual listening to shortages. Not appreciated ... Bolstered studio quality headphones/earphones (as utilized by craftsmen and audiophiles) Company ...
Transcripts
Slide 1

Music to my sibling\'s ears Why (and how) we made new  audio products  for hearing impaired persons Company Confidential Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 2

Prepared for Positive Lifestyles Panel (Friesen Conference 23 April 2009) By Morley Lipsett (semi-resigned) SFU Center for Policy Research on Science and Technology and Earl Lipsett (resigned artist/instructor) With motivation from Naftaly Ramrajkar (Product designer, audiophile & sage) Introduction

Slide 3

My sibling (and his ears) Meet the person that acquainted me with traditional music 65 years prior

Slide 4

Predicament & the germ of a thought My visit to Edmonton Aging ears – and in a doctor\'s facility What, no iPod? How listening to misfortune turned into a goodness

Slide 5

My "cool" rigging ( on the plane)

Slide 6

Meanwhile at the doctor\'s facility Physical distress No television No CDs No varying media delight accessible My iPod unsuited to Earl\'s ears, with or without portable amplifier. So I went looking for a cure. –None existed!

Slide 7

And this starts our story -

Slide 8

Disconnects Hearing guide society Invisibility Low power/little battery Not mp3-accommodating Limited element range tiny transducers low voltage Annoying to wear; simple to lose Associated with ageism iPod society Cool Visible & elegant Superb sound quality for \'typical hearing\' Music, music, music Trendy headphones But ignores individual listening to shortfalls Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 9

Not delighted in (yet) by persons with listening to misfortune Such as Rock Musicians Age related (Boomers) Pilots Occupational harm Slow corruption after some time Most everybody, sooner or later indeed Most individuals don\'t recognize what they\'ve been missing They quite recently bit by bit got used to less splendor absence of confinement decreased clarity stifled sounds Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009 9

Slide 10

Hearing keenness Often expected Not regularly measured until deafness is associated Frequently a matter with supposition rather than precisely evaluated. Organization Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 11

Yet audiograms resemble eye exams Person with listening to misfortune Person with "typical" listening to Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 12

So we set out To coordinate the hints of the world To Earl\'s listening to range By utilizing artist quality hardware. (i.e. audiophile, greetings devotion, studio-quality stuff) Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 13

Technical targets Restore audiophile listening background i.e. past today\'s childhood For recorded exhibitions and Live occasions Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 14

How we did it (inevitably) Implementation Developed a unique, model interface gadget to exactly adjust (SpectraPhonics Normalizer innovation) Fed studio quality headphones/earphones (as utilized by specialists and audiophiles) Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2 009 14

Slide 15

Obvious, maybe, however inaccessible Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 16

Demo Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. (c) 2009

Slide 17

We motivated it to work! At first with earphones and CD\'s

Slide 18

Then with mics, prepared for practices Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. (c) 2009

Slide 19

Company Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. (c) 2009

Slide 20

Resulting knowledge (field trials) Like putting on glasses and seeing obviously - once more. 20/20 listening Thrilling! Organization Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. © 2009

Slide 21

Technology & Gerontology Today\'s media - MP3/Video players, computer games, downloaded content, and live exhibitions depend on hearing. However listening to profile (misfortune) has been and keeps on being disregarded by these business sectors Except for amplifiers Which are promoted as though for the weak, the old, the deficient. Organization Confidential - Bowen Innovation Consultants, Ltd. (c) 2009

Slide 22

Our \'positive ways of life\'s vision to make it cool to be specially fitted for \'ear glasses\'. How about we appreciate 20/20 tuning in; Let\'s reclassify \'ordinary\'!

Slide 23

Any inquiries? Does anyone here consideration to get required in this work? We wish to thank every one of you, and an uncommon on account of the meeting coordinators ...M & E

Recommended
View more...