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Hearing aid / glasses comboThis combination of glasses and hearing aids comes from the Delft University of Technology in partnership with Philips.

Embedded along the length of each arm are four directional microphones that localise on the direction in which the wearer is looking and reduce other directional background noise. I’m guessing that because there are four microphones along each arm, it will be possible to program each one to localise in different directions at different levels – hopefully this will be possible via a remote control.

As you can see from the picture, the hearing aid batteries can be recharged by placing the ends of the arms in a charging dock.

This is currently only a conceptual design and will be showcased in 2008. We may, or may not, see the product on the market sometime after that.