OSHA : Open source hearing diagnostics from mobile phones

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Hearing loss affects a significant portion of the working population, especially workers in the manufacturing sector. However awareness regarding the problem is low and the equipment for diagnosing and quantifying hearing loss is expensive, bulky and inaccessible despite the technology behind it being surprisingly simple. Here in this project we present a new approach to using mobile phones as the central piece of a hearing loss diagnostic tool – the Audiometer.

This work was done in collaboration with the Frugal Digital Initiative by the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). All pictures taken from the Frugal Digital website. For more please visit http://frugaldigital.org/archives/645

This machine below

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Can be replaced by this

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