Songbird Flexfit Disposable Hearing Aid is 50X Cheaper Than Typical Ones

The Songbird Flexfit is an $80 disposable hearing aid, the first of its kind, and it was developed by the Sarnoff Corporation, the same company behind HDTV. It's a one-size-fits-all behind-the-ear device for people with mild to moderate hearing loss who aren't ready to plunk down thousands of dollars on a typical… » 6/18/08 12:08pm 6/18/08 12:08pm

$20,000 Oticon Epoq Bluetooth Stereo Hearing Aid Also Manages iPod, Phone

Over at Gadget Lab, Charlie Sorrel is talking about his deaf friend's super-sweet insanely-expensive hearing aid. The Oticon Epoq's UK price is £10,000; for the cash, you get two earpieces wirelessly connected via Bluetooth to render more accurate 3D sound images inside the wearer's head. With all the obvious tech… » 10/24/07 10:37am 10/24/07 10:37am

Diamond-Encrusted, Solid 24k Gold Hearing Aid? Say What?

As if we weren't sick and tired enough of the whole diamond-encrusted solid gold bling craze that's going on right now, this Widex diamond-encrusted solid 24-carat gold hearing aid beats all, giving new meaning to the term "golden ears." You know, we don't even like to use the word "bling." Shit, now we've used it… » 8/23/07 10:49am 8/23/07 10:49am

Phonak Audéo Personal Communication Assistant, Used to be Called a Hearing Aid

Since we last told you about Phonak hearing aids a year and a half ago, the Swiss company's made strides to further advance the devices' compact form factor and high-fidelity sound. The new Audéo Personal Communication Assistant (PCA) is available in two different styles and 15 color combinations. It's discreetly… » 8/15/07 3:45pm 8/15/07 3:45pm