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App that can hear ear infections in children

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"Researchers have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone's microphone and speaker."

"This app works by sending sounds into the ear and measuring how those sound waves change as they bounce off the eardrum. The team's system involves a smartphone and a regular piece of paper that the doctor or parent can cut and fold into a funnel. "

Full article at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190515144022.htm

At Washington Uni: http://www.washington.edu/news/2019/05/15/smartphone-app-can-hear-ear-infections/

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I had chronic issues like this as a child because EVERYONE in my family smoked.  Fluid in the ears is miserable, at times but mostly it's just a nuisance :( 

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