Shake-Up Headphones For The Deaf

While most people won’t understand the use in creating a pair of headphones for the deaf, designer Pierre-Antoine Bouzard hears a different tune. In his latest design, Shake-Up, special headphones are worn by the user who’s deaf. Different tones and vibrations are then emitted in an attempt to let the user “feel” the music. And by “feel the music,” Bouzard really must mean vibrations. I can’t help but wonder how this is any different than having a vibrator strapped to the side of Helen Keller’s head.

But hey, if it works and deaf people can get a chance to rock out, I’m all for Shake-Up. Let’s just see what ends up happening with this concept.

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3 comments

  1. This looks great, I think it’s wonderful that there are people out there who are tackling this problem.

  2. Hurry up with it! I have been looking everywhere (well almost) for something like this!! I’m profound deaf, and I hope this will help me enjoy music the best way we Deaf people can. No fair that hearing people can enjoy music iPod with a “cheap” headphones.

    I’m so happy to know that someone is working on such device! How can I know when it comes out for sale?

    Anyhow, thank you!

  3. I think it sounds good for any deaf people who love to listen to music. I always use speakers.

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