Florida Volunteers Cleaning up after Hurricane Irma
After a storm of this size, there are many things that need to be done in the aftermath. Power and Clean Water are typically the first things to be restored, but after that, comes the clean up. This is probably the most labor intensive thing on the to do list of many Floridians in the aftermath of Irma. However for many elderly and floridians with disabilities, this can be overwhelming to say the least. Volunteer Florida has stepped up to help Floridians. They are now coordinating residential home clean up for damages from Hurricane Irma. These tasks can include items like tree removal, yard clean up, tarping roofs, removing drywall etc. If you or anyone you know need any assistance Please call 1-800-451-1954.
CSUF computer engineering professor aims to create low-cost hearing aids
At the start of the year, Faller began a research project to create low-cost hearing aids. Graduate student Amol Mane works with Faller on the project and said that most hearing aids only amplify sound rather than focusing on one particular conversation, which can become chaotic to people who use them.
“We are trying to develop an algorithm which will remove all the chaos and it will only pick the sound or segregate the sound (the person) wants to hear,” Mane said.
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