A question: cheap hearing aid

I know a 93 year old in a rest home. When her daughter threw her out of her house (really!) she didn't get one of her hearing aids. The one she does have is marginal. Buying new is *really* expensive, and she doesn't have any money (related to the process of how her daughter threw her out of the house -- she cried every day for 6 months. No kidding.). I don't have the thousands it would cost to make it right.Recently we gave her an old cassette player and some cheap headphones. She loves it because she can really hear the contents of the tape.I'm looking for a simple device, reasonably small, that has a microphone and can drive the headphones with adjustable volume. I'm thinking small (mp3 player size, not hearing aid size). Any ideas?

Posted by alames 10 years ago


Grape-Scented Purple Shoes!

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Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Help making hearing aid

Hello! I need a bit of help for a project I am undertaking to make.My is to make such a device which detects the user whether a car or any other vehicle is approaching or not. The project is dedicated for the people who are deaf and cannot cross roads safely. What I think a solution could be is to make such a sensor which detects the horn of a car which further activates a vibrating motor in the pocket of the user.The vibratng motor is not at all an issue but the sensor being the problem. If anyone can please help either by giving your own solution or helping me in what I propose to do. Please help as this is not anything personal but a social cause. Hope to get an answer. Pranjal

Posted by pranjal12 5 years ago


How do I fix a kitchen aid stand mixer that is not spinning?

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Asked by katieg03 2 years ago


Wanted: Kool-Aid Man

A smashed brick wall is a tragedy just begging to be turned into comedy. Here's how to do it. Linkvia Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Low-cost hearing aid for someone old

I know an old person--well, okay, my mom--who refuses to wear an in-ear hearing aid, even though she clearly needs it. For whatever reasons, she thinks its too expensive/too invasive/doesn't want to be bothered, even though Medicaid would probably pay for it etc. Not wanting to be reduced to shouting like I'm on an aircraft deck, I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions as to some sort of inexpensive amplifying device I could rig from some some more or less readily available parts. I'm envisioning something like the old style opera glasses on a long handle, though of course this device would be held to the ear (maybe like the old fashioned ear trumpet come to think of it). This way it wouldn't be too much of a hassle for her. I'm suggesting this arrangement rather than headphones of some sort, which again would isolate her (visually) from the rest of the folks at the old age home. If she could just hold something to her ear when she wanted to hear/converse and then drop it when she doesn't want to be clued in...well, that might be the way to proceed. As usual, low-cost design wins, as I don't have that much to spend. Thanks!

Posted by Dano312 9 years ago


indicator lights to show voltage.?

I live in the jungle in Thailand, in the morning the electric supply is only 145 volts till 8 am at that voltage many things do not work mainly the water system. During the day the voltage is adequate and things work, in the evening we are back to 145 ish. I want a light panel system so that my wife and I can easily see whether to use the water system or not. So red, yellow and green indicators to show red 145, yellow 170 and green 185 or round about. The display to be constant, I have Fluke meters but they all time out after a while. I can source most electronic components.

Asked by sootybrown 7 years ago


kool aid and hemp

Does anyone know if Kool-aid will dye hemp?

Posted by masterochicken 10 years ago


Attach Pasta Maker to Kitchen Aid Mixer

Can someone come Up with an easy tutorial on Attaching a Pasta Maker to Kitchen Aid Mixer ? The Pasta Maker has a Manual Cranking Handle. I have seen Kitchen Aids with the attachment and would like to convert mine.

Posted by TheCritic 6 years ago


Help making Hearing aid

Hello! I need a bit of help for a project I am undertaking to make.My is to make such a device which detects the user whether a car or any other vehicle is approaching or not. The project is dedicated for the people who are deaf and cannot cross roads safely. What I think a solution could be is to make such a sensor which detects the horn of a car which further activates a vibrating motor in the pocket of the user.The vibratng motor is not at all an issue but the sensor being the problem. If anyone can please help either by giving your own solution or helping me in what I propose to do. Please help as this is not anything personal but a social cause. Hope to get an answer. Pranjal

Asked by pranjal12 5 years ago


Knowledge First Aid

Hey guys! We're working on the first Knowledge First Aid Book that will be available for you in offline form too, for you to use when the internet may be down! The project is up on Kickstarter! Check it out! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316623499/knaid-knowledge-first-aid

Posted by alexsmaf 1 year ago


Mobility Aid Donation for Haiti

ICons in Medicine, under the auspices of its parent company the Center for International Rehabilitation, is seeking donations of Mobility Aids to support ongoing rehabilitation relief efforts in Haiti. Please see http://www.iconsinmed.org or http://www.cirnetwork.org to learn more

Posted by CIRnetwork 8 years ago


Talking First Aid Kits: With Instructions!

These first aid kits include individual kits for treating different types of injuries. What makes this so special, is that each kit includes audio instructions on how to handle the situation and how to use the kit.The LinkThis technically fits into kids and sports, but I posted it on the life section, since more people read this section.....

Posted by Keith-Kid 9 years ago


fake hearing aid, needed!

I'd like to take a basic $20 hearing aid - you know the type - and then rig it as a bluetooth earpiece. In short, I think it would be much better than using those 'slick' metallic earpieces I see people wearing around. I think it could be a great project, but I have very little knowledge about bluetooth electronics. Any suggestions for getting started?

Posted by lalagrande 10 years ago


how do you make bone induction speakers?

The type that fit behind the ears. My son has hearing issues and the hearing aids don't seem to cut it. He cannot hear the lower frequencies but he seems to respond to vibrations as from quality headphones. I would like to try bone induction with the hearing aids. Thanks in advance.

Asked by 9 years ago


Aid to injured in the USA? Answered

This isn't a technical question as such but I just watched an episode of NCIS where an ex Marine medic was arrested for giving aid to some people injured in a car crash. Is this the case in the USA that without being a registered medic your not allowed by law to help others? I have just completed CPR and Defibrillation training, (we have just installed one in our village), Here in England you would be expected to do your best, if that resulted in a bad result even death no one could successfully sue you, in fact we were told that if we called 999 (equivalent to 111)   we would be covered by the paramedic insurance as you would be working under their instruction. In Scotland and France you are required by Law to give assistance. You can be sued if you withhold aid to an injured person. Just curious.

Asked by rickharris 2 years ago


Kayak materials to use as teaching aides?

I teach at a Boy Scout camp in Wisconsin, and one of my main duties is our kayaks.  One requirement involves teaching different materials for kayaks (canoeing has the same requirement) and I was wondering if anyone had an idea on where I could get different material samples/scrap/castoffs to use as a teaching aide. Off the top of my head, the materials are polyethylene, Kevlar, Royalex, carbon fiber, and fiberglass.  Any suggestions?

Asked by nlaluzerne 6 years ago


Camera Lucida ?

Hi has anybody made a Camera Lucida or Camera Oscura to aid with drawing Cheers Dave

Asked by frigiliana 9 years ago


Solar-powered hearing aids for the 3rd world

What's a partially deaf person in sub-Saharan Africa to do, when hearing aids typically cost hundreds of dollars, and he can't even afford the $1 a week to buy new batteries?Retired Canadian business executive Howard Weinstein came up with a solution - a cheap hearing aid for the 3rd world, redesigned with some donated 1st world technology knowhow. It's powered by rechargeable, rather than throw-away batteries - at about the same $1 cost per battery, except they last 2-3 years, and can be recharged using a pocket-sized solar charger. Oh, and he also found that the local deaf people make excellent employees to put these things together, because mastering sign language takes acute hand-eye coordination, needed to do the fine soldering and microelectronics.Sometimes the small things in life make a big difference...Something to Shout About - Africa needed hearing aids. Howard Weinstein got a chance to start over

Posted by Patrik 10 years ago


Bluetooth TV audio for Disabled Vet

I am a disabled vet having suffered hearing loss in Iraq (amongst other things). I wear hearing aids and was given a device by the VA that I wear around my neck.  It is a bluetooth device that pairs my iPhone to my hearing aids.  A different device I was given plugged into my TV and sent an audio signal to a set of headphones.  The idea is so that I could turn up my volume w/out affecting everyone elses. BUT... I never got it to work, AND it's been lost since I moved. SO, I was hoping the community could help me figure out a way to incorporate the bluetooth idea but instead of from my phone to my hearing aids, I'd like to go from my TV to my hearing aids.

Posted by ValleyWalker 3 years ago


something must aid

Adobe Photoshop 17.0 one of my favorite programs on computer. It is a pity, but today I have got error message - Photoshop cannot open files in the "Adobe Photoshop JPEG File" format. When I opened my .psd file via Photoshop. I have no idea how to restore corrupted psd files.

Asked by Termina8 1 year ago


how do i play cribbage? Answered

Need some visual aids to help learn the game. anyone have a video or a series of good photos?

Asked by veryluckywomen 9 years ago


How to make a Blue tooth ear piece custom fit fir a person that wears ?

I wear hearing aids. I have a problem wearing Blue Tooth Cell phone devices. I would like to make the blue tooth able to fit in my ear canal so it would not fall out. I know I would have to remove one of my hearing aids. Tom.

Asked by TomS154 1 year ago


CAD CAM Instructables

Hi everyone Just wanted to get some thoughts about instructables using computer aided drawing, computer aided machining. I want to do a series on using CAD to make projects but I find it difficult to make a heap of screen shots and instructions into something that is interesting or "Instructable worthy"  (read BORING) . I know videos are good but in many schools videos are blocked and band width problems can make videos a pain in this part of the world. Also unless you have the same software that I'm using the instructable will be of little use to you. So I was thinking I would use free software and have links to download it. Also the instuctables would be about making a real project ,rather than just a tutorial on how to use the software. I personally get a little annoyed with an instructable that is.... step one download stl file step two send to 3d printer step  three  your done   So is there anything else that would make a CAD CAM Instructable something you would want to read? Thanks

Posted by liquidhandwash 5 years ago


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Posted by gameimpp 10 years ago


is it possible ?

Can  i import a router wifi signal from 7/10 of a mile away when you have to be within 100 feet to get it on a laptop without any antenna or other aid?   thanks, dsrtdwlr

Asked by dsrtdwlr2 8 years ago


How do I upholster a barrel chair?

I have 2 barrel chairs with saddle bag style pillows that I would like to reupholser. Do you have anything that aides in reupholstering anything?

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Some of my Projects

Attached some of my projects. https://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018821&id=1157253986&l=769eca223e Happy New Year! from Timothy Wooi,Malaysia

Posted by Timothy Wooi 7 years ago


NEED MOD DONE, WIll Pay

Looking for some help with a mod.   I need the guts of a bluetooth receiver or headphones(just the bluetooth module) installed into the housing of a hearing aid.  Basically just the receiving module I dont need to talk on it, it is just for audio.  I don't need or want the hearing aid parts to work or anything else inside it other then the bluetooth receiver.  obviously I need the audio from the bluetooth to come out of it though. I just need it to be rechargeable.  I will provide all the materials.   That's all I am looking for and am willing to pay for the time.

Posted by smiegel 5 years ago




Substitute for food processor?

For making butter, I do not have a food processor and I was thinking that before I invested on one I could find out if there is any substitute for a food processor? Would just a beater from kitchen aid or something similar to that work?

Asked by caramello1 11 months ago


Expiration date of meds?

Finding a beautiful small oak cabinet, with beveled windows, full with a first aid box, some more first aid stuff, and several antibiotics etc. The first aid stuff is fine! The band aids still stick, etc. The antibiotics, and the fungicide expired during the millennium scare.... But then, people store meds in very different circumstances. The warnings are of course based on legal possibilities, like storage in a leaking cabinet on the south section of the mobile home in South Florida of a hyper allergenic patient..., generally not met in most circumstances! Of course many folks will say: DON'T USE IT!! VERY DANGEROUS, ETC.... But I'm sceptical...  Of course big pharma would love me to take it to hazardous waste tomorrow. OK, I don't need these meds.  But suppose someone very poor, like many of my friends in 3rd world countries, got a bad cut, etc. Over there, you have to pay upfront to see a doc, and pay again to get (very common) antibiotics. They phone me. My question: generally speaking, what is the value of expired meds... Would there be a danger, would significant toxic by products be generated, or is the issue mostly a gradual breakdown of the active compound... Which would mean, double dose... Almost everyone has unused meds in their cabinet. This question is very important and the proper answers could result in saving many lives!

Asked by BobS 8 years ago


Spring loaded bicycle braking system , Does double duty as a Propulsion aid through gears . Feasible?? Answered

  Basic Idea: When used to help slow(not primary brakes) a strong coil or spring is tightened to aid slowing. When maximum amount of tightness is reached the coil disengages somehow, The coil could be kept in the tight state until released for use for a burst of propulsion through reverse gears . Totally non-electric and light. It would be ideal for stop-and -go bike commuters , up and down hilly areas ,etc.         Same idea could used for smaller cars, motorcycles,etc. Has this been used before ? Feasible ? Any critiquing of the concept is welcomed .

Asked by BtheBike 8 years ago


I've forgotten a word. It's that mechanical drawing-aid made up of a four sticks. ? Answered

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Asked by omnibot 8 years ago


Time Frame? Answered

How long do I have to complete this course? Am I able to access it at a later time? I don't yet have the pasta maker accessory for my Kitchen-Aid mixer. Hope to get it for Christmas (Santa, are you listening?!). So for now I can only watch the videos and follow along in text.

Asked by becca327 1 year ago


Citrine crystals and hepatitis protein?

Has anyone else heard that  when a laser is passed through a citrine crystal onto bodily scars, it will remove scar tissue?  Also, any news on research using a protein found in hepatitis ( c, d, or g,?) to cure aids??  I heard both of these  on the radio. Thanks. kathleen

Asked by kathleencleans 7 years ago


Is there any technology that can help people to smell and taste?

Recently, my mom had a concussion and she lost all senses of smell and taste.  Is there any technology out there that could possibly help her to regain these senses like a hearing aid helps you to hear.  Thanks!

Asked by DoctorDv 5 years ago


How much profanity is appropriate for instructables.

I have a quick question. I made a film for my next instructable, with instructions spoken in it ,better than I could explained. The people in it used a little profanity. (I counted about 11 wordy dirts for 4 min video). Would this be okay for instructables or should i try to go through and beep out any profanity? Also i already posted the video on Youtube and it took like week before i got it all squared away, so i really don't want to upload a new video. And i dont want to post something offensive and risk having that robot beat me up. The topic is about first aid. I had to take a first aid class for work and I filmed some of the hands on stuff with my camera.

Posted by thematthatter 9 years ago


adobe illustrator cc 2015? Answered

I was drawing my .ai image during some hours and I got an error: Can’t open the illustration. The illustration contains an illegal operand. I opened it in another version of Adobe Illustrator, but it didn't aid. I suppose my adobe illustrator file corrupt. Any variants, please...

Asked by niagara35 1 year ago



how to lower ohms from 28,000 to about 8 ohms without signal loss?

Just wondering if i can convert a device designed for an antique earpiece to run with a 2 or 3 watt speaker; is it possible? it is one of those vintage tube radio hearing aid things designed to work with 2 old batterys.

Asked by iNeedGuitarAmp 2 years ago


Is there a hidden hinge that lifts a flush floor door?

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Asked by greenroofer 7 years ago


drupal to a drupal commerse and paypal craft ecommerse shop?

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Posted by josheeg 6 years ago


Does this 'ible qualify for the Garden Contest? Answered

From what I understand, it just has to be related to gardening in some way, so would my 'ible qualify? I noticed that one of the other current entries was only decoration for a garden, and I wondered if maybe mine counted as an aid, or a tool to gardening in some way? It doesn't matter if I can't enter it, I was gonna publish it regardless. Thanks.

Asked by nickodemus 8 years ago


EVP quality, tele listening amp.

Hallo friends, Please show me a schematic diagram of a highly sensative amplifier, or hearing aid that I can use as a telescopic remote spy hearing instrument. Something as sensitive as the EVP paranormal audio recorder. I tried this circuit but doesnt work :( http://www.extremecircuits.net/2009/07/hearing-aid.html Please guide me to a circuit that actually worked for you. see you thanks

Posted by ketan7s 7 years ago


Gift ideas for travelers? Answered

I'm searching for some gift ideas for my parents.  They like to travel; to the caribbean and Germany mostly.  I figure it would be a good idea to get them something travel-related.  Stuff like portable scales (for weighing luggage), security door stops, mini first aid kits, water purifiers.  They stick to hotels when traveling so no camping or survival gear is really necessary. So, any clever ideas?

Asked by jeff-o 6 years ago


Doctorow Novel Comes True?

In "For the Win", Cory Doctorow wrote about an exploitative on-line world where third-world sweatshops ran through online games to earn treasures to sell to Western gamers.  These people were known as "gold farmers". Guess what? Up to 100,000 people in China and Vietnam are playing online games to gather gold and other items for sale to Western players, a report suggests. The global market for such virtual game goods is worth at least $3bn (£1.8bn) the World Bank study estimates. About 75% of that comes from so-called "gold farmers" who stockpile game currencies to sell on later. However, Encouraging these in-game services could aid development in many poorer countries, said the report. The high proportion of money from such sales that reaches those in the country where the work was done [23% to the individual] might mean that it could aid development in many nations, said the report which was co-commissioned by the World Bank and development organisation InfoDev. Source: BBC

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


LED CURCUIT

Hello,  I do not know very much about electronics in general but I would like to make a circuit that allows me to run a group of " LED "  lights, maybe ( 6 to 8  ) in PARALLEL.  I would also like to do the same for hand held " Lasers "  ( 3 to 4 ) in PARALLEL. To make it more complicated, I would like to be able to use the same power source to run both groups at the same time. I would like to be able to turn either group on or off independently while using the same power source. The power source will either be --2  D cell -- or -- 4 AA -- batteries. Normally each LED uses 3 hearing aid batteries. This is the same for each LASER pointer. I think each hearing aid battery is about 1.5 volts but Im not sure what the amperage is. I would like to do it as simple as possible. I hope I can get all of the parts at Radio Shack. I have no idea where to start, any help would be appreciated !

Posted by I Need To Know 7 years ago


D Day Fast Approaching

Yup, this weekend marks the deadline where kids pay their deposit to commit to the college that they will attend in the fall. It's a major landmark decision for all and I wish the best of luck to those part of the Class of 2020.  Hopefully all were able to make an informed decision of their choice and will be happy wherever they go. So here are some random thoughts on the process: Applying for college is way different now then from I went through it - Why did all of you do applications for more than 10 colleges? (Is it more trying to game the system for admissions, although colleges game it for their stats rankings, and raking up fees by those testing services/prep courses/financial aid forms) Many are emotionally unprepared for the rejection that comes along with it. Many are emotionally unprepared for the realization that most colleges are super expensive and may not be affordable even if you are accepted. It may appear senseless in who gets in and further who gets merit scholarships or full ride to some places. There is an air of mass hysteria during that wait period for the admission decisions to come out. Certain college forums out there seem to feed on that. Don't chance it. Hard to say what is worse, filling out the CSS Profile financial aid forms or going through a TSA checkpoint on a bad day. Gotta love the financial aid letters stating the school is pleased to offer you a sizeable loan to send your kid to college. I have to say we have been fortunate to be able to make our final decision a few weeks ago. I am also fortunate to have won many instructables contests with t-shirts as prizes. That will be her wardrobe for the next 4 or 5 years.

Posted by caitlinsdad 2 years ago