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Yeah, I wish it made more sense too.
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Bluetooth good-quality stereo earbuds that fit mostly in the ear
canal. Both for discretion but also so they don't fall out.
Something I've wanted for years, seems about 90%
baked, but not quite out of the oven. A few hearing aids
and personal sound amplifiers are SO close though. Eargo Neo
(link) is good form factor that doesn't need custom fitting - but
doesn't have on-board bluetooth.
[Chairborne Hero, Dec 23 2019]
Quality music streaming in a high-end hearing aid. [Chairborne Hero, Jan 10 2020]
||And 8th... no thank you, I don't want a cochlear implant, even
if it DOES come free with assimilation.
||Isn't the opportunity in exactly the opposite?
||// I don't want a cochlear implant, //
||theircompetitor - Opportunity is where you find it. Right
now, hearing aids are thousands of dollars while Apple &
Sony's pricier earbuds are a few hundreds; attractive to a
much larger potential market. The opportunity for lower
cost, mass-market product line (earbuds vs hearing aids)
could drive profits.
||8th - Someday, just not yet. I'm still paying off some of the
other mechanical bibs and bobs that keep me working. But
my ears are fine for now, even without bluetooth
||k I thought the opportunity is to create a hearing aid that
looks like the idiotic things that stick out of your ears so no
one realizes you're deaf. I stand corrected
||// hearing aids that stick out //
||My wife already wears those. Not because she
worries about anyone knowing shes deaf, but
because they work for her. And thats how I
became acquainted with various types.
||My own product idea runs in precisely the opposite
direction - a consumer product rather than a
||A friend of mine (not the one I usually mention, but his
girlfriend) has hearing aids that have Bluetooth, so there's a
precedent for that feature. Those ones are behind-the-ear
hearing aids (with really thin tubes into the ears) with a
remote microphone/transmitter unit that also serves as a
||Baked - as $6000 custom fitted heating aids (link).
Still a long way to go before thas a consumer