I wish … hearing … great opportunity for techies everywhere

Probably from an advertisement for the "A...

Probably from an advertisement for the "Acousticon", the first portable electric hearing aid, invented by Miller Reese Hutchison (1876–1944) in the USA and marketed there and in Europe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This picture shows the 4 most common Types of ...

This picture shows the 4 most common Types of zinc-air button cells, used in hearing aids. While the number noted is manufacturer-independent, the prefixes and suffixes of the numbers aren't and may differ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

. .. I wish I could do this over the phone  –

If a Doctor can have a heartbeat tested over the phone, why isn’t it possible to check hearing-aids?  That question is for Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Oticon, Siemens (who almost sold their Hearing Aid Division by mistake!) and all techie people reading.

All you have to do IMHO is input the programming set up by the audiologist and send a coded/sound message to the hearing-aids which then adjust themselves to the right settings.* It is possible; ‘no’ is not an answer.  I know you can do it ;  I just bet the techie thinkers will be quicker.  Hey, you know the hearing-aid manufacturers to approach with the program!  Come back and tell me you’ve done it.

If you’re hearing-assisted, you may know the best way of doing it.  BTW I want this for everyone and not just the thrillingly expensive end of the hearing market.

*To clarify (4/22/2012), the person would be at home.  They ring a number, press a button and are through to a database plus software program.  They attach their hearing -aids to the phone or leave them by the phone.  The database looks up their prescription and the software program supplies the answer code.  It is then transmitted down the phone to the hearing-aids.  No communication with humans and no menus wanted.  Can you do that?


7 thoughts on “I wish … hearing … great opportunity for techies everywhere

  1. Pingback: Apple Geeks Listening About Hearing! « Hearing Wellbeing

  2. A powerful share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing somewhat evaluation on this. And he in reality purchased me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying more on this topic. If doable, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your weblog with extra particulars? It is highly helpful for me. Huge thumb up for this weblog publish!

    • That’s brilliant. I think he should buy you breakfast for the next week, just to discuss further you understand 😉 What extra paraticulars do you want? I’m global as this is a global issue. Most of us have ears! You might be interested in reading the blogs on Background Noise. Look out for more blogs on it.

      I hope your friend can work something out. It’s a global issue and the ironic thing is that if we can quieten everyone down, the phone networks can grow. Weird how they don’t see that. One guy told me to come back when I could work out a way of making money. That’s why I put it out there to share and sharing makes us grow IMHO.

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