In article <4qn82r$8pi at carrera.intergate.bc.ca> Bertrand Chan <tsdi at intergate.bc.ca> writes:
>From: Bertrand Chan <tsdi at intergate.bc.ca>
>Subject: Dream Hearing Aid Wish List
>Date: 24 Jun 1996 23:24:11 GMT
>We are a group of people (P.eng, ENT surgeon & MD) who are conceiving a
>new generation of hearing aid. At the moment, we are doing some research
>into what our clients would want. We would be most grateful if you could
>give us some opinion on the followings:
>1. Functions/ Features
Voice programmable for amplification of specific frequencies, threshhold
cutoffs, etc. I know this is a tall order given the processing power currently
needed for voice recognition.
As small as possible. An implantable device would be optimum, perhaps mostly
in the mastoid process to allow the ear canal to be as uncluttered as
Obviously low price is desirable, but inclusion of the other features
listed above and below would make a high price 'tolerable'.
Unimportant for me.
>5. Ease of use
As per point 1, voice recognition would obviate a lot of fiddling around.
A long lived battery, or powered by the human body via some metabolic process.
>7. Other related issues
Easily upgradable with new features, or cheap enough to throw away in favour
of a newer model. This would likely contradict my implantable wish.
>Thank you very much for your time.
>(tsdi at intergate.bc.ca)
I hope my musings are of some help!