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Bajoraan Hearing Aid

A hearing aid that looks high tech and hip
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Let's face it, hearing aids look lame, no matter how small you make them or how close you make them look like flesh tones.

Turn it around, and instead of trying to hide the darn thing, make it silver and bright blue, and cover your whole ear, like the new headphones you see nowadays. Or like the Bajoraans on Star Trek.

SeattleBrad, May 29 2002

You're @ 20 years behind http://www-personal...lafer/hearing3.html
Scroll down 1/2 way + to get to the point [thumbwax, May 29 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Check out these babies http://www.aos-jax.com/cooler2.htm
[Helium, Sep 01 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       I like the implication that looking like a character from a science fiction series would be less lame than sporting a regular hearing aid.
calum, May 29 2002

       Ferengi (sp?), Vulcan, elephant, rabbit, etc....
phoenix, May 29 2002

       Maybe it's a ewe dub thing.
angel, May 29 2002

       Gets my vote. [angel] how do you know the pronounciation?
bristolz, May 29 2002

       [bris]: Coz he's told us on two other threads.
angel, May 29 2002

bristolz, May 29 2002

       How about a symbiont-looking thingamabob that wraps halfway around the neck. It performs its function by acting as a hearing aid and speech toner, pointed feet contact bony promenances to allow vibration detection, voice modulation, and hearing augmentation.   

       It could also alert to approach from the rear through the use of sonic, proximity, and thermal sensing. Now, for the fun, it is covered with LCDs so that it can morph into image layers that are there to confuse and distract from the ungainly outward appearance of the symbiont.
reensure, May 29 2002

       Or you could carry a Victorian ear-trumpet. A really big one. Brass-bound mahogany.
angel, May 29 2002

       How about a reversed Alpine Horn?
NickTheGreat, May 29 2002

       I'd like a pair of bass tubas; the valves would give me different incoming tones.
FarmerJohn, May 30 2002

       Or a French Horn.
NickTheGreat, May 30 2002

       {hearing aid and speech toner} - [reensure]

doesn't it bother you when that toner stuff gets in your ear though?
barnzenen, May 31 2002

       I wouldn't mind wispering sweet nothings into Kiras ears. she'd fall to my will and things would ggettt vvv.vv.verry mmmmmmeemessy. Seriosly though, the integration of technology and fashion is something Philips is exploring in their New Nomads investigation. This looks at readdressing the relationship between people and products. They also explore the idea of technology in piercings like a nipple ring that would vibrate when your phone rings.
atoz, Sep 01 2002

       Oh Jeez. Can we mark annotations for deletion?
DrCurry, Sep 01 2002

       [Drcurry] have you looked at the Idea he has posted?
senatorjam, Sep 01 2002

       I saw one yesterday on a teenage boy. It was fluorescent green on the outside of his ear and bright red in the middle, and was only outdone by his hair colour and ear piercings.
Helium, Sep 01 2002

       So this idea is a suggestion for an "Earring Aid", am I right ?   

       Wah.... Wah....Wah ......Waaaaaaaaaa <runs offstage to avoid salvo of rotten fruit>
8th of 7, Sep 11 2002

       how has this not happened already? I have a Barbi doll colored thing jammed in my ear and I hate it? I like hearing but can't stand that $2500 worth of hardware looks as cheap as a ten cent toy!
metrograde, Feb 20 2003


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