Ormia Fly Inspires Scientists to Develop Hearing Aid

July 23, 2014 3:37 PM

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Ormia Fly Inspires Scientists to Develop Hearing Aid

A tiny prototype device developed by the scientists mimics the hearing mechanism of a parasitic fly which may lead to an entirely new generation of hypersensitive military technology and hearing aids.

Ormia Ochracea, the yellow-coloured fly is capable to pinpoint the location of a chirping cricking with high accuracy thanks to its capability of acute hearing. It uses a sophisticated mechanism of sound processing that makes it different from other insects.

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