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Strap *this* to the back of your cat.
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Our skin, say on forearm can usually feel
vibrations of a speaker when it touches it ; We can
replace earphone part of hearing aid by
speakers which can make good contact with skin. Thus,
to "hear" or feel a sound, deaf person puts the speaker
on any part of his/her body and feels vibrations
of putting earphone in ear; (earphne of a hearing aid is
replaced by a speaker.)
From those vibrations, a deaf person can tell if there is
present or not, or how loud it is. This could be better
nothing. And this could be used to "hear" morse code.
||Cochlear implants tend to work well in cases of profound deafness (i.e. bad enough that conventional hearing aids are ineffective), they are very expensive though.
||Agreed. I think cost is the major advantage here;
plus simplicity of "installation".
||Jo Brand on Van Goch: It was a bit more than that. I mean he was, like, seriously mentally ill, rather than, "not a happy bunny."