Just in time for Halloween… in the continuing move to get inspiration from the animal kingdom scientists at the Binghamton University have shown that spider’s silk can improve the quality of microphones in hearing aids.
In a study they have recently published they showed that small insects like mosquitoes, flies and spiders have fine hairs all over their bodies that they use to sense sound with. It was this that led to the idea of recreating this inside a microphone small enough for hearing aids. They postulate that this process will give better sound quality than current hearing aid microphone technology.
Read more about the study here while we continue to hum the Spider-Man theme song.
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