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Sound Safety

Researchers will demonstrate novel device with rock 'n' roll roots that may protect listeners from potential dangers of personal listening devices and hearing aids

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Illustration of the ADEL(TM), which looks like a tiny ear-sealing balloon.

The ADEL(TM), which looks like a tiny ear-sealing balloon, is a sacrificial membrane that disrupts excessive pressure waves, protecting the ear drum when in-ear listening devices are used.

Credit: Credit: Zina Deretsky, NSF; Asius

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