Wear This Plastic Ball on Your Head So You Can Enjoy Some Peace and Quiet

Design student Elaine McLuskey noticed that it's hard to talk to someone in a noisy bar without shouting -- which just makes the noise problem even worse. So she invented the "social sphere" a plastic ball that you can wear on your head. It allows to talk in public to someone similarly equipped:

Miss McLuskey said: "My research found that in some cases a person's environment can be more disabling than a hearing impairment and so, in some respects, we are all hearing impaired on a daily basis.

"The obvious example is that frustrating situation of trying to catch up with a friend in a busy bar. You want to hear their news and have a proper chat, but you have to shout over the din of music, chatter and clinking glasses.

Link via GearFuse | Photo: BBC

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