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Mi Zhang, assistant professor of electrical and computer
engineering, (seated) and his team of (l to r) research
associate Kai Cao, PhD student Xiao Zeng, and
undergraduate student Haochen Sun, are creating a
smart hearing aid to help hearing aid users filter out
unwanted noise. Their work received national
recognition in the National Science Foundation
Hearables Challenge.

A research team led by Mi Zhang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won the 3rd place in the NSF Hearable Challenge to work on a solution for those using hearing aids.  Congratulations to the team!

A challenge for people with hearing impairment is understanding conversation in noisy environments, like restaurants. An inability to hear clearly because of background noise makes following a conversation difficult. The NSF Hearable Challenge aims to develop algorithms or methods that could improve hearing in a noisy setting. tinyurl.com/y8dblyyo

Zhang and his team are invited to present their work, “SharpEar: Real-Time Speech Enhancement in Noisy Environments,” at UBICOMP 2017 in Maui, Hawaii, Sept. 11-15.

See more at: http://www.egr.msu.edu/news/2017/09/07/smart-hearing-aids