MARL Talk: Jacoti Lola: A low-latency Wi-Fi-based Audio System

Tomorrow, 12/15, composer & producer Richard Einhorn will be joining MARL to talk about Jacoti Lola, a low-latency Wi-Fi-based Audio System. The lecture will take place at 1 PM in Steinhardt’s 6th floor conference room (609).

Jacoti Lola is an assistive listening solution for classrooms, meeting rooms, and lecture halls that provides low-latency multi-peer audio streaming over consumer-grade Wi-Fi. Because audio problems like echo, reverb, and noise are very common in classrooms, meeting rooms, and big conference rooms, even people with no hearing loss can have considerable difficulty understanding speech. Jacoti Lola Classroom wirelessly transmits high-quality audio from speaker to listener which can help all listeners hear better.

Richard Einhorn is a composer, music producer, and hearing loss advocate. A summa cum laude graduate of Columbia University in music, Richard’s oratorio with silent film, Voices of Light, has been called a “great masterpiece of modern music” and been performed by the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and at such venues as the BAM Next Wave Festival, Disney Hall, David Geffen Hall, the National Cathedral of Washington, and the Sydney Opera House. Active as a record producer, Richard produced the Grammy-winning Bach Suites with Yo-Yo Ma and many other recordings by well-known artists. After losing much of his hearing overnight to a virus in 2010, Richard has continued to compose but has also become well-known internationally as a passionate advocate for better hearing technology. He has spoken to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the National Academy of Sciences, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America.