Headphones to detect ear problems

Headphones to detect ear problems


Thanks to US researchers, in-ear headphones are being turned into a diagnostic tool to detect certain conditions affecting the ears, Futura-Sciences reported.

With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), scientists at the State University of New York at Buffalo have created a system called EarHealth.

In order to use these headphones, a no one should have a smart phone. The headphones then produce a frequency and this is examined by the AI ​​to create an image representing the user's ear. Thus, sound signals are sent daily to monitor possible changes in the ear.

At the moment, this system can detect three medical conditions: a wax plug, a ruptured eardrum and a otitis.

After testing with 92 people, the system was found to be 82.6% effective.