Cheap + Disposable + Wasteful = Perfect for U.S.

By: Going Like Sixty - Published:   Updated: Apr 6 2011 • References: songbirdhearing & coolest-gadgets
Today I bring you (me) the first throw-away hearing aid. The Songbird Flexfit is made for those who need part-time hearing assistance. It’s a one-size-fits-all aid at an affordable price with a fairly inconspicuous earpiece. The design is made from Cicoil and is a highly flexible, miniature flat cable.

Implications - This trend hints towards the future of healthcare. People are recovering from their losses from the recession and healthcare is a top priority, but can be very pricey. The idea of disposable healthcare that's affordable to the masses is something that is being experimented with now -- and this disposable hearing aid is only the beginning. Businesses that offer a service or product for less money than competitors (even if their product may have a shorter shelf life) will appeal to credit crunched individuals. Stats for Disposable Hearing Aids Trending: Older & Mild
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