Get ready for the future of hearing aids. New bone-anchored, implanted hearing aids are starting to be given to patients with poor hearing and with great results.
Colin Hughes was born with atypically narrow eustachian tubes, making it difficult for him to wear traditional hearing aids. But now he's getting two new implanted aids that "adjust to noisy environments, quiet conversations and the varying rhythms and pitch of music." Oh, and they can plug into MP3 players. Awesome! If they weren't $12,000 per pair I'd get a set for myself so I would never have to use headphones again.