Tech Talk: New Device Amplifies Hearing or Causes Hearing Loss? You Decide.
Posted February 10, 2009on:
Once again I was watching TV and saw an infomercial for Silver Sonic XL. Bell + Howell created this $19.95 product that amplifies sound from 90ft away. With an image comparable to a blue tooth headset, the Silver Sonic XL is small and lightweight. It comes with three soft tips, people can use it in either ear, and control their volume.
The infomercial said it works well for concerts and if you’re out in your background, you can hear your doorbell ring.
OK STOP! Come on! It amplifies sound in concerts!? Aren’t concerts loud enough in the first place? And to be honest, it’s not that discreet in the infomercial.
This is what the infomercial should have said:
The NEW Silver Sonic XL helps your ears suffer by amplifying sound from 90 ft away! Eavesdrop on conversations not meant for you! Become deaf when you use this during concerts! Turn down your TV and let the Silver Sonic XL amplify the sound DIRECTLY in your ear!
Like that’s any better! What do you think of the Silver Sonic XL?
OK – I completely understand if you are hard of hearing and you need such a device like this, but for regular people just to purchase it?
And if this becomes mainstream like the Snuggies, all I have to say is OMG!
MaR_advice: Please do not support such products! Instead, give your money to someone less fortunate. Devices like these are just a joke.