Transcript of "Six Million Dollar Hearing Devices"
Six Million Dollar Hearing Devices I may be dating myself with this one, but todays hearing devices are eerily beginning to remind me of Lee Majors in the "Six Million Dollar Man." The mid- 1970s TV show and franchise was provocative for its time but is rather common place today. Major, the shows hero portrayed the aforementioned title character, a guy who had undergone radical surgery to save his life.Medical scientists embedded nano-technology into his body togive him a normal life. Of course, these granted himextraordinary strength and agility as well. Since his ears had tobe fixed after the traumatic accident, he also had the ability tohear sounds that normal men and women could not.Back then it was a work of dramatic science fiction and cleverediting. Today however, the technology is becoming readilyavailable. Listening instruments began as a way to augmentaudio so those suffering from sensory loss could pick up soundsbetter. But as digital circuitry becomes smaller and our materialsbecome smarter, much more is possible.When you wear some of the most advanced earpieces, yourabilities become more efficient and capable than humanlypossible. Not only do you hear better, but youre able to pick outparticular sounds, dampen unwanted noise or listen to music withan "EQ" optimization effect. Keep in mind that the bestinstruments are invisible, or completely in canal, so you donteven know the wearer has one. Just like Lee Majors. Fortunately,
the projected costs of those extraordinary abilities have comeway down from $6 million.At this rate, it doesnt seem long before folks without the needwill begin donning similar technology to get a leg up on thecompetition. For instance, a spy or detective trying to solve acase can always use super sonic abilities. Humans are alwayspushing the boundaries of nature and it isnt likely to end withhearing devices.REFERENCES:http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011/03/Hearing-loss-is-incredibly-common-/45099370/1http://oticonusa.com/Oticon/Professionals/professional_products/ConnectLine/FAQ.htmlhttp://unitron.com/content/unitron/us/en/consumer/hearing_aids-c/what_is_a_hearingaid.htmlhttp://www.asha.org/public/hearing/treatment/digital_aid.htmhttp://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2008/080617/f080617b For More Information, Call Hearing Aids Evanston IL At: (847) 453-3643 Or Visit Us At: http://hearing-aids-evanston-il.com/