Brain-controlled hearing aids


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.

Simon Geirnaert
FWO - KU Leuven

Fascinated by the power of mathematics, Simon Geirnaert studied mathematical engineering at the KU Leuven. He then started a PhD in electrical engineering with applications in neuroscience and audiology, driven to conduct socially relevant research through mathematics and technology. In his research, Simon designs innovative signal processing algorithms for smart neuro-controlled hearing aids.

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