A new Google Alphabet project codenamed “Wolverine” aims to develop sensor technology to improve hearing while in a noisy environment, according to an article on The Verge.

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Being able to distinguish individual voices during a conversation while in a crowded bar or restaurant is a common complaint for people with hearing loss. According to the article, which was originally published on Business Insider, the Alphabet team is working with hearing technology specialists from companies like Starkey and Eargo.

According to The Verge, the technology is similar to Whisper, a new hearing aid that runs on an AI-driven sound separation engine to “optimize sound in real time” that can be paired with a phone app interface.

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Source: The Verge