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Development of a radio and television receiver with function to assist hearing of elderly people

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3 Author(s)
Imai, A. ; NHK Sci. & Tech. Res. Labs., Tokyo, Japan ; Takagi, T. ; Takeishi, H.

Elderly people often find that the speech of contemporary broadcasts is too fast for comfortable listening. We have developed a new radio and television receiver that enables users to reduce the speed of speech delivery while maintaining the voice pitch and quality, without overrunning the entire program time slot. Practical assessments by ordinary elderly people have confirmed its effectiveness for hearing comfort.

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Consumer Electronics, 2005. ICCE. 2005 Digest of Technical Papers. International Conference on

Date of Conference:

8-12 Jan. 2005