For your ears only

Today’s headphones have one major flaw – they blast sound with a one-size-fits-all approach.

Intelligent headphones are the future of listening, and young Melbourne researchers are leading their development. Kyle Slater, together with his MAP startup nuraloop, are designing headphones that know your ears. By analysing biosignals, nuraloop can determine what information the listener’s brain is not receiving and enhances the music to compensate.

“We think of our ears as little microphones that are connected to one big computer – our brains,” says Mr Slater, “but because all our ears are different, the bits sent off to my brain might be different to the bits sent off your to your brain, even though the original sound was exactly the same.”

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