Hearing loss from weapons and explosive devices has been the No. 1 disability in this country’s modern military conflicts, saddling thousands of veterans with anything from tinnitus to deafness. Now a new generation of laser-based implants promises to restore their hearing — and that of civilians, too — with higher resolution than existing technology.
By Mark AndersPosted 07.29.2003 at 5:30 pm 0 Comments
Amphicom's quirky new Aqua FM snorkel radio ($129) uses bone conduction technology to transmit music into your ears while you swimno headphones necessary. A tiny antenna runs up the snorkel barrel and out of the water so you can tune in the entire FM band. Just bite down lightly on the snorkel's mouthpiece and vibrations from the radio signal are transmitted through your molars and jawbone to your skull, where they vibrate the bones of the middle ear.