About the research
Family parties are a nightmare for those who wear hearing aids. With all those people talking at the same time, they find it difficult to have a conversation. Engineer Simon Geirnaert (KU Leuven - FWO) develops brain-controlled hearing aids. Based on brainwaves, these detect which speaker the user wants to listen to, then amplify only that person and filter out the remaining background noise. He explains how this works exactly in this video.