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28 November, 2006 - 09:50 By Staff Reporter

Cambridge firms power Bluetooth hearing aid

Cambridge Bluetooth know-how has powered a new headset for the hard of hearing.US-based SoundID's device employed CSR's BlueCore chip and development software from Cambridge Consultants, from which CSR spun out.

Sound ID's Personal Sound System employs Bluetooth technology to link an in-ear module with a remote microphone. This allows it to transmit sound, filtering out background noise even in the noisiest environments, and can be set by the user or an audiologist to amplify sound based on individual requirements.

The xIDE software developed by Cambridge Consultants allowed Sound ID to bypass the use of a separate microprocessor in its in-ear headset, bringing appreciable savings by minimising real-estate and bill of materials costs, according to the firm.

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