Thought for the month

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Origin uncertain, usually attributed as a Chinese Proverb.

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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