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Auditory enhancements like they do on the Discovery Channel
Many animals, predator and prey, have motor control over
the pinnae, or outer part, of their ears. Barring the
ability to wiggle them slightly, humans do not.
Big Ears are false pinnae for humans, fitted to a secure
headband, with small servo motors to allow you to swivel
your ears toward
the source of a sound, the way horses,
cats, dogs and fennec foxes can move theirs.
Small - roughly the area of your hand, fingers together.
Medium - About as big as your hand, fingers spread.
Large - getting up around the size of a Texan's hat.
Useful for pest exterminators, soldiers, busybodies, old
folk and paranoiacs.
Brainwave controlled ears. [tatterdemalion, May 25 2011]
[Voice, May 25 2011]
First thing I thought of.
sorry... [2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 26 2011]
Ear-focused acoustic reflector [xaviergisz, May 26 2011]
||Once again the Japanese are blazing the trail (link provided). They don't assist in hearing ability, the effect is only aesthetic, but nonetheless nifty.
||Checked out your link, [tatters]. I meant mine to sit
a little lower, so as to channel the sound into the
ears, to enhance hearing... not so much to make you
look like a Playboy bunny.
||Could also be useful for us rednecks during
deer/ turkey/ moose/ tourist/ bear-hunting season; do
quickly fold up or snap shut in reaction to a sudden loud
||On a more serious note, this seems sort of like an analog
version of a real-world electronic device. Not to say that I
don't like it.
||Not quite, [2fries & Xavier]. Bigger, and much more
able to focus independently upon a sound, so as to
protect, say teenagers, from being caught
masturbating (just by way of example) by nosy
||Available in small, medium, large and Prince of Wales
||Will the nosy adults have some kind of nose enhancement to counteract the teenagers' hearing advantage?