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Bringing Sound Amplifier to life across billions of Android users

Bringing Sound Amplifier to life across billions of Android users


DIANA OMIGIE:
Sounds are basically just vibrating molecules. These vibrations travel
through the air, the bones and the fluid of our ear,
before getting converted into signals that can be
processed and interpreted by our brains. A key step in the
process of hearing involves so-called
hair cells firing when the bits of membrane that
they’re attached to vibrates. People with hearing loss
have a reduced number of these hair cells, which
makes it more difficult for them to extract information they care
about from background noises. To solve this,
what we want to do is amplify those sounds
that are important so that the remaining undamaged
hair cells can do a better job. VINT CERF: The
Sound Amplifier app has taken thousands of samples
of sound and blended those together using machine learning
to figure out what the best way is to present
sound to someone who has a hearing impairment– [INDISTINCT CHATTER] –with very, very
simple controls. SPEAKER 1: Yeah, I
can hear you now. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, so I think
you should come next year. VINT CERF: I have been wearing
hearing aids since I was 13. The world is a world of sound. Our interactions as human
beings are very deeply dependent on our ability to
have conversations. And without access to sound,
it’s very hard to do that. But if you think
for just a moment about the several
billion people who have smartphones running
Android, all of those people could run Sound Amplifier. So in a sense, this
is a wonderful way of distributing capability
to billions of people. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Comments (28)

  1. "This app is incompatible with your device." NEXUS 5X owner – literally a Google phone.

    Good job Google, keep fucking everything up like you do for last 4 years.

  2. I have Samsung j7 prime it says that your device isn't compatible with this vision what it means

  3. I've already downloaded this app 😅😅

  4. Downloaded the app too

  5. Neat. If only most flagship Android phones actually had a headphone jack. -sent from pixel 3xl

  6. Made me learn how bad my headphones mic were geez the testing sound was so loud it gave me headache. Even plugin the annoying USB TYPE C to 3. something headphone jack to my pixel 2 XL that sound still happens so I disabled it.

  7. Could listen to Vint Cerf talk all day. The co-creator of the internet sure knows what he's talking about 🙂

  8. Android you SUCK

  9. It doesn't working on my REDMI NOTE 5 PRO based on Android 9

  10. 00:17 = New @Slipknot Corey Taylor mask!!

  11. Not supporting RedMi note 4

  12. Cia booster provide better field listening

  13. ارجو منكم الاشتراك في القناة

  14. Paano Po nag update ako pagkatapos ng update nag lalag Yung touch screen

  15. It doesn't work on Bluetooth 🎧s requires wired headphones.
    What should Google Pixel owners do?

  16. It doesn't work with Bluetooth earphones

  17. The truck is coming ! OMG he's got headphones on, he can hear it better than everyone else ! Oh my god !

  18. Google: Crea un app solo per cuffie con il cavo
    Altre aziende: Creano smartphone senza jack per le cuffie
    Utenti: … ok.

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