So about 9 months ago I had an unfortunate thing happen to me. For reasons that aren't needed to go into here, I was, upon waking one morning struck with sudden hearing loss in my left ear. Big bummer indeed.
After a while I started to figure out the little things about it that are terrible. For me, the biggest thing was music. I am a huge music fan. Thus my inspiration for this project. I WILL SUFFER NO LONGER!!!
Most people know that headphones put sound into your ears, though some may not realise that that sound is pretty much always STEREO sound. Headphone manufacturers make headphones this way because they realize that most people using them have two working ears, and would like the stereo effects of their music to be heard.
But what about those without two working ears? Are they to suffer having to hear only half of the sounds of our loved music? Imagine using broken headphones, that only have sound coming out of one side. You would throw those headphones away, no? Well, since I can't throw my head away, I came up with a fix.
This project is great for anyone with one deaf ear, or anyone fortunate enough to have both working, but would like to have an open ear while listening to music, a video or other such media. Great for airports, or anywhere you need to listen for some sort of alert.
Anyway. Onto the project!
Step 1: Gather Materials
What you will need, and might need for this project.
Will definitely need:
Old pair of WORKING headphones (preferably earbuds). I used some old iPod headphones, they work great, and are good quality.
Housing that can contain the earbuds.
Hot glue gun.
Wire. Thin gauge is more easily malleable. I used 16 gauge I think.
Fabric. A small piece of whatever you want. I used a new sock.
Cutting tool: Having scissors, wire cutters, and xacto knife will make things easier.
Things you may choose to need:
That's not too bad. You might have all these things laying around like I did, and you can get started right now!