You’ve heard of, and maybe even have used, disposable contacts and disposable cameras. But disposable hearing aids?Yes, there really weredisposable hearing aids. Non reusable hearing aids were,like throw away contacts and disposable camcorders, made to perform similar to their long lasting competitors at half the charge. Throw-away hearing aids have been introduced into the US market place in 2000, by Songbird Corporation.Available in only small, medium, and large sizes, one of the most noticeable drawbacks of Songbird disposable hearing aids was that they could not be custom fitted to their user’s ears, and often were uncomfortable to wear. Each pair was ordered by mail, and arrived at its user’s in a hypoallergenic case, which kept its batteries fresh. The batteries began discharging as soon as the case was opened, and lasted about two months when used 12 hours a day.The TechnologySongbird disposable hearing aids had several interior elements, inlcuding huge mics on their own faceplates electric circuitry a zinc battery power plus a device. We were holding switched on / off with a draw line, that has been mounted on a switch. When their customers utilized the pull chain to remove the non reusable hearing aids from other head, the move would be pulled into the off place.The Songbird had electronic circuitry equivalent to that in the simplest digital hearing aids, and could be programmed to one of seven distinct "formulas" by the audiologist treating the patient who wanted to buy the disposable hearing aids. The seven formulas covered most of the hearing impairments experienced by those with mild to moderate hearing loss.The audiologist would first test the patient to determine if he or she were an appropriate candidate for Songbird disposable hearing aids. If so, then the patient would have a pair of hearing aids inserted in their ears and by using a keyboard while listening to conversation and noise, would adjust the hearing aids. They were even encouraged to make the practice disposable haring aids with them while they went to a nearby fast-food restaurant for adjusting.Songbird presented their non reusable assistive hearing devices in 2000 at a cost of $100 for your initial exam and Dollar79 for every pair by 2004 the Songbird 400 was selling for about Bucks120 some and made it through for 400 several hours.Songbird disposable hearing aids were removed from the US market in November of 2004, and Songbird stopped supplying them to the UK in September of 2006.