http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/01/wearable-tech-ces-2014/intel-jarvis

Hearing Aids, Hearables, Gadgets and Gizmos

The sudden emergence of Hearables as a disruptive wearable technology threatens to relegate hearing aids to the gadget bin.  So goes the view in the popular media.  That view is formed and informed by characteristic rapid change and constant innovation in the consumer electronics industry. But, the popular view is not fully informed. Those used to reviewing…

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Are Hearables the Devices Formerly Known as Hearing Aids?

Last week’s Hearables post highlighted some emerging ear-level devices and left three rhetorical questions dangling: What  groups decide which are medical devices and which are consumer devices? Who gets final say on who sells them and how they are sold? Will hearing aids morph into consumer electronic gadgets? Current thinking on that last question brings…

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Is “Her” Here? Can You Hear Her?

Yes, Her is and yes you can!  And Her name is Hearable.1 What Is Her? Just in time, science meets fiction as life starts imitating art. Ray Bradbury didn’t name Her but he anticipated Hearables more than 60 years ago as binaural in-the-ear (ITE) devices: “a hidden wasp snug in its special pink warm nest…

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/05/thomas-edison-and-the-cult-of-sleep-deprivation/370824/

US Hearing Device Patent Approvals for September and October 2014

The list of US patent approvals in the hearing industry grows longer with each bi-monthly period.  The Big 6 are well represented, but new players continue to enter the arena.  Inventor-owned patents are a rarity these days, accounting for just 10% of all new patents, down from 25% in the past.  In his new book, The…

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http://womensvoicesforchange.org/cartoonist-isabella-bannerman-funny-at-51.htm

Coffee Enhanced Audiology: Drink to Your Wealth

International Coffee Day, September 29, is when Economists and entrepreneurs give it up to openly worship Productivity by coffee proxy.  Services are open to all Audiologists. Hearing Economics’ annual coffee celebration commences today by ferreting out caffeine/coffee connections to our pursuit of Audiology success and prosperity, saving health and happiness for next week. Success and…

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