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Purdue innovation could help people with severe hearing loss

July 23, 2013

Mel Chua, a Purdue University doctoral candidate in engineering education, received her current set of hearing aids in May 2012. She has severe hearing loss but has not worn hearing aids most of her adult life because they did not offer a significant improvement to her hearing. "I got my first hearing aids before I started kindergarten," she said. "I refused to wear them in fifth grade, and I more or less went without them except for brief interludes at ages 16 and 20. I tried them at those times and decided they weren't helping me."
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