What do you get when you combine increased use of alternative jewelery (read: ear plugs) with a generation with ears blown out from concerts and heavy iPod listening?

What do you get when you combine increased use of alternative jewelery (read: ear plugs) with a generation with ears blown out from concerts and heavy iPod listening?  As it happens, you get some interesting solutions.

To meet the needs of consumers that are soon to encounter hearing problems, Designaffairs came up with the (h)earing aid, a concept product with ‘deafinite style’ which can be worn as a plug but utilizes “the brand new TriMic system” to augment hearing.  Various skins allow the disabled wearer to maintain a sense of style, and an optional Power Plug filler increases amplification for those with severe hearing damage.  As the creators put it:

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