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Wowch, I am in a restaurant and the ambient noise is preventative to
any kind of conversation. Solution: restaurant face funnel. Attached
to your hoodie sweatshirt this enhancement is a combination sound
antenna and sound focuser that makes it possible to have an
intimate conversation across
a long table in a crowded restaurant.
Restaurants would love this because they could pack in more people
per square inch. People would love it because not only would they
have more successful conversations but also they would look cool
just walking down the street with their hoodie face funnel in full
display. The face funnel could include separate sound scoops for
each ear, or maybe the best would be just a full visor sheet of plastic
that radiates out from the lip of the hood.
Similar [pocmloc, Dec 25 2015]
Perhaps your meal could be served here. [Vernon, Dec 25 2015]
Cone of Silence
Maxwell Smart's solution. In crowded restaurants which may not be equipped with multiple full-size versions for each table, the portable version also herewith depicted may be more suitable, although there are a few bugs to work out about how to actually eat while engaging in a conversation. [jurist, Dec 25 2015]
||Methinks what is required is the "Cone of Silence". (link)
||Paint these funnels opaque to reduce lipreading.