Advanced Hearing Aids for Soldiers

Prolonged exposure to loud sounds like gunshots and explosions can permanently damage a person’s hearing. Soldiers can protect their hearing with ear plugs at a gun range, but they can’t afford to take the risk of drowning out sounds in a battlefield where situational awareness is essential. To solve this dilemma, the U.S. Army has developed a hearing aid that protects the ears, filters out unwanted background noise, and boosts softer sounds.