Professor Richard So, one of Incus’ founders, delivered a talk entitled “Gerontechnology: Smart Hearing & Contact-less Health Monitoring” on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Central Library in Hong Kong.
His hour-long talk was part of an event series called “Subject Talk on Cosmopolitan Hong Kong”. This installation of the series was entitled “Bringing Well-being to Life,” and was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries and Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee.
His segment on Smart Hearing was divided into three main topics:
- What is hearing loss?
- What is hearing science?
- How can technology help?
Professor So let the audience experience demonstrations of high-frequency hearing loss, abnormal cochlear compression, and loss of normal resistance to noise to understand the intricacies of hearing loss.
In his talk, Professor So introduced three ways in which technology can help:
- computer-simulated hearing;
- artificial intelligence (AI) noise reduction system;
- portable hearing test device.
In his closing remarks, Professor So extended his gratitude to the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee of the Innovation and Technology Commission, The Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission, and The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).