Monday, May 18, 2009

New Hearing Test

A new audiovisual hearing test is being used in Lower Manhattan at the Center for Hearing and Communication. Made for New York City where there’s always lots of noise, the test skips the typical beeps and tones in favor of real life noises: cell phone chatter, office discussions and the rumble of traffic. The center’s listening studio has a 52-inch plasma screen and five speakers at a price tag of $90,000. Funds for the design by Pod Design and Media came from private donations.