Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

iHear?

Apparently Denmark, population fewer than 6 million, supplies over half the world’s hearing aids. Copenhagen based GN has worked with Apple Inc. to develop a blue tooth device aimed at taking the stigma out of wearing a hearing aid. They have produced a device that when installed in the ear allows users to directly stream voice and music from their iPhone. As Hamlet Prince of Denmark said, give everyman thy ear but few thy voice. Not cheap but with over 360 million people having some form of hearing impairment it will be interesting to see if this type of product is to be or not to be.

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