‘Making the deaf smile is the biggest reward for me’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 13, 2014 16:26 IST

With an aim to serve hearing-impaired people, Deep Arsh, a Class-10 student of Government Secondary School Boha, Mansa, Punjab, has designed a hearing device, which works with the vibrations of the teeth.

The model was displayed at the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Exhibition on Wednesday.

Arsh said the device was made by using a direct current motor (6v), cycle rim, 1m PVC pipe, soldering wire, soldering iron, electricity wire, CD or cassette player with the amplifier and a mic.

He maintained that he wanted to invent a cheap and effective hearing machine, which functions on the vibrations coming from the teeth.

“When vibrations coming from the teeth reach out to the ear’s internal part, a hearing-impaired person would be able to hear through the signals coming from his mind,” claimed Arsh.

The model comprises a CD player with amplifier; a mic attached to the amplifier; and a motor. The device can also come inside ones teeth.

As a person speaks, the analog sound signals are amplified after being received through the mic. The vibration of these signals is forwarded to the internal ear, from where they reach to the brain in shape of electrical pulses.

Talking about the inspiration behind this unique product, Arsh said, “I decided to work on this project after seeing many hearing-impaired people in my area. If I will be able to make them smile, it will be the biggest reward for me.”

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