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    Could this be the answer for Sergio?



    I was browsing around this AM & in a few odd turns ended up at the Popular Science Invention Awards site--& when I clicked on the "Where Are They Now?" link, I stumbled onto this.

    A couple of quotes:
    [T]he SoundBite [is] a device designed for sufferers of single-sided deafness, which strikes about 50,000 people every year in the U.S.

    ...

    The best remedy for single-sided deafness currently on the market is a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), which, like the SoundBite, uses direct bone conduction to deliver sound to the cochlea ... but BAHA installation involves surgically implanting a titanium post into the base of the skull. ...

    The SoundBite restores hearing just as effectively as a BAHA but requires no surgery. Instead it can be popped in and out of the mouth like a retainer. In clinical trials that wrapped up in February, patients typically reported that it restored from 80 to 100 percent of their hearing in the deaf ear and that they scarcely noticed they were wearing it.

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    [The inventor is] also investigating other applications for the technology, including wireless, water-safe MP3 players and stealth communication for intelligence personnel.
    And as it happens, the SoundBite
    received FDA clearance in early 2011 and launched commercially in October. Hundreds of patients are using the product right now.
    How hard would it be to build something like this into a football mouth protector? Not very, I'm guessing.

    If the Wizard isn't looking into this for King Serg, IMHO he oughta be...




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Good thread, you may be on to something here.




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    I was browsing around this AM & in a few odd turns ended up at the Popular Science Invention Awards site--& when I clicked on the "Where Are They Now?" link, I stumbled onto this.

    A couple of quotes:And as it happens, the SoundBiteHow hard would it be to build something like this into a football mouth protector? Not very, I'm guessing.

    If the Wizard isn't looking into this for King Serg, IMHO he oughta be...
    Could it help him remember the playbook?




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Quote Originally Posted by steelerhater View Post
    Could it help him remember the playbook?
    Wow, that's sooooo clever. You run out of grasshoppers to pull the legs off?

    If something like this device can restore enough hearing in Kindle's bad ear, then we'll get a pretty definitive read on whether he can "remember the playbook", won't we--& then naysayers (& yeasayers) can either crow or eat crow.




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    I would think theyre well aware of options, but just in case, you should send that information to the Ravens and/or Serg on Twitter. may even work with a mouth guard without modification.
    -JAB




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    Couple it with this for off the field use and he's a new man.

    “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

    –Eleanor Roosevelt




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    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    Wow, that's sooooo clever. You run out of grasshoppers to pull the legs off?

    If something like this device can restore enough hearing in Kindle's bad ear, then we'll get a pretty definitive read on whether he can "remember the playbook", won't we--& then naysayers (& yeasayers) can either crow or eat crow.
    Kindle had a hard time with Mack Brown's defensive playbook, which was far less complex.

    It's a legit critique.
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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirdowski View Post
    Couple it with this for off the field use and he's a new man.

    Rugby scrum hat lol




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    I was browsing around this AM & in a few odd turns ended up at the Popular Science Invention Awards site--& when I clicked on the "Where Are They Now?" link, I stumbled onto this.

    A couple of quotes:And as it happens, the SoundBiteHow hard would it be to build something like this into a football mouth protector? Not very, I'm guessing.

    If the Wizard isn't looking into this for King Serg, IMHO he oughta be...
    Amazing.




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    I would think theyre well aware of options, but just in case, you should send that information to the Ravens and/or Serg on Twitter. may even work with a mouth guard without modification.
    It depends on what the level of his hearing damage occured. If it's central (brain damage) or a cranial nerve problem, no hearing aid is going to help. There was a report last year that he had balance issues, which would support the idea of cranial nerve damage.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/7...-remains-vague




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    I'm completely deaf in my right ear due to an art project involving q-tips gone awry when I was very young (read: q-tips + child's ear = little Kindle). I cannot ever remember being able to hear out of my right ear. With my friends I always have to stand to one side of them. I can barely hear people in bars.

    I always thought I'd have to live with this because I didn't want to get surgery, but this just really, really made my day. Thank you.




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    Re: Could this be the answer for Sergio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    ...this just really, really made my day. Thank you.
    Always a pleasure to help out a fellow Crow fan, particularly one with a Mandelbrot set for an avatar. Wear it in good health.




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