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43 Aids for the Hearing Impaired

From Stylish Auditory Accessories to Literary Lenses

— September 30, 2010 — Lifestyle
Technology has responded to a demand for deft fringe products, like aids for the hearing impaired. With state-of-the-art devices that can amplify sounds or create visual or sensory messages, gadgets such as these are excellent examples of sensational inventions compressed into tiny utilitarian packages.

Hearing aids masquerading as jewelry and wristbands that light up or change in pressure are the types of products that will give many people a bit more independence or added ableness.
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Watchman Walkman Apps
Watchman Walkman Apps
‘Awareness! The Headphone App' is Your Auditory Sentry
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Wasabi Fire Alarms
Wasabi Fire Alarms
Japanese Develop Alarm for the Deaf With Strong Scent
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Zorro'd Ear Gear
Zorro'd Ear Gear
'X' Marks the Fashion Spot With the Original Fake Ear Warmers
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Lip-Reading Computers
Lip-Reading Computers
New Technology Lets You Read Lips & Identify Languages
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Silent Ringtones For Clubbing
Silent Ringtones For Clubbing
Mathmos Flashing Badge Lets You Know When Your Phone Rings
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Tuning Human Frequencies
Tuning Human Frequencies
Florian Krautli's Human Antenna is a Radio Like No Other
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Scented Fire Alarms for Deaf
Scented Fire Alarms for Deaf
Alarm Sprays Canned Wasabi
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Sun-Powered Hearing Aids
Sun-Powered Hearing Aids
Solar Ear Creates Low-Cost and Eco-Friendly Hearing Devices
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Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids
Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids
The Beltone Hearing Aid Makes Conversations With Grandma Easier
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Ocular Text Lenses
Ocular Text Lenses
BabelFisk Glasses Turns Speech to Text Before Your Eyes
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Speech Bubble Helmets
Speech Bubble Helmets
Elaine McLuskey Creates Social Spheres for Easy Conversation
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Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
HandTalk Glove
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Techie Super Specs
Techie Super Specs
Shades That Let You Read People Better
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Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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Hand Sign Clocks
Hand Sign Clocks
The Robotic Hands Clock Tells Time With Sign Language
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Disposable Hearing Aids
Disposable Hearing Aids
Cheap + Disposable + Wasteful = Perfect for U.S.
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Amplified Awakeners
Amplified Awakeners
World's Loudest Alarm Clock is like an Espresso for Your Ears
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InnovativeTalking Sticks
InnovativeTalking Sticks
Sungjun Cha's 'Stick Talk' Helps the Hearing & Visually Impaired
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Stealthy Alarm Watches
Stealthy Alarm Watches
The Vibrating Shake N Wake Alarm Clock, for Your Consideration
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Solar Powered Hearing Aid From Africa
Solar Powered Hearing Aid From Africa
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Ear Extending Headphones
Ear Extending Headphones
Batphones Enhance Sound
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Lens-Powered Listening Gadgets
Lens-Powered Listening Gadgets
See What They're Saying With the Visual Hearing Aid
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Animalesque Ear Extensions
Animalesque Ear Extensions
The Kawamura-Ganjavian 'Earshell' Continues the Sensory Series
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Motion-Sensing Ear Alarms
Motion-Sensing Ear Alarms
The Wake Up Angel
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Wireless In-Ear Headphones by Etyomotoc
Wireless In-Ear Headphones by Etyomotoc
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Beepless Wake-Up Calls
Beepless Wake-Up Calls
The 'Soft Touch' Alarm Clock is for the Hearing Impaired
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Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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Musical Neck Wraps
Musical Neck Wraps
'Music for Deaf People' is a Collar That Emits Vibrations to Feel the Music
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Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
Mac Funamizu Design Helps the Hearing-Impaired Communicate
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Hearing-Impaired Translators
Hearing-Impaired Translators
The Deafcommunicator Provides Real-Time Interpretation
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Pictogram Bangles
Pictogram Bangles
Konstantin Datz's 'Wristband for Deaf People' Translates Sound into Images
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Visual Phones
Visual Phones
This Mobile by Suhyun Kim Displays Messages on a Screen
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Personal Alarm Watch
Personal Alarm Watch
Could Save Deaf People
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Fashionable Hearing Aids
Fashionable Hearing Aids
Geezer Gadgets Hit the Catwalk
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Designer Hearing Aids
Designer Hearing Aids
High Tech Style
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8
Vibrating Speakers
Vibrating Speakers
The Ripple by Jackson McConnell Helps the Hearing-Impaired "Feel the Beat"
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7
Stylish Hearing Aids
Stylish Hearing Aids
The 'El' Hearing Device by Ryan Kirkpatrick is Chic and Stylish
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6
Opulent Medical Gadgets
Opulent Medical Gadgets
Gold Hearing Aid, Bling Asthma Inhaler
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5
Hipster Hearing Aids
Hipster Hearing Aids
Deafinite Style Embraces the Grunge-Punk Lifestyle
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Hearing Aid Bling
Hearing Aid Bling
Hayleigh's Cherished Charms is a 10-Year Old Entrepreneur's Innovati
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3
Naughty Movies For Hearing Impaired
Naughty Movies For Hearing Impaired
Deaf Bunny
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Wrist-Worn Techcessories
Wrist-Worn Techcessories
Sprint Firsts in Wrist Technology
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Vibrating Bracelets for the Deaf
Vibrating Bracelets for the Deaf
The Vibering for Safety
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