Panasonic has developed a novel palm sized hearing instrument meant for people with moderate to severe hearing loss.
The instrument sports an LCD screen and has a microphone built into the headphones. It resembles the ubiquitous mp3 player.
The hearing instrument is capable of reducing noise, managing noise of the wind, L/R balance and Automatic Gain Control (AGC).
An internal rechargeable battery is provided which can be extended by inserting standard AAA's.