Turboprop manufacturer ATR is developing a system designed to make its cabins more accommodating for passengers who wear hearing aids. A significant proportion of hearing-impaired passengers switch off their aids when boarding, ATR VP-marketing Zuzana Hrnkova said at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). That’s because an aircraft cabin’s aural environment, when amplified by a hearing aid, can cause excessive sensitivity for some wearers, Irene Aliouat, president of French ...

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