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Hearing Aid Clock

Voices in your head with something useful to say
 
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Ok, hearing aids with an built in speaking clock that will tell you the time on command.

Possible problems:

Setting the clock - Perhaps have it sync-ed with an atomic clock?

Trigger - Perhaps voice activated, like asking "What time is it?" will trigger a response. I thought about having a button on the earpiece itself but foresaw a bunch of people sticking their fingers in their ears.

danharold, Jul 18 2004

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       "I got this great new hearing aid the other day."
"What kind is it?"
"Twelve-thirty."
Amos Kito, Jul 18 2004
  

       I don't see the purpose of this convergence. Hearing impaired persons have no trouble reading watches.
waugsqueke, Jul 18 2004
  

       [Amos] = Hilarious   

       Yeah, understandably people hard of hearing can easily read watches. I myself usually don't wear a watch or at least I never bring it with me anywhere. I was just thinking that if people have to wear hearing aids most of the time they might as well do some other useful things. It'll probably appeal more to the gadget-addicted hearing-impaired community.
danharold, Jul 19 2004
  

       I wear one. Personally, I wouldn't want 100db of time.
thumbwax, Jul 19 2004
  

       An alarm clock might be a natural fit, although they have those with blinkers, and most people probably sleep w/o aids.   

       Something I've wondered about the once-hearing-now- long-deaf; do they 'hear' music that's stuck in their head like the general hearing community?
RayfordSteele, Jul 19 2004
  

       [Rayford] . . . yes, and they even tap their toes, the filthy deafies. [+] for you, Dan.
contracts, Jul 20 2004
  
      
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