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These are concept shots of a hearing aid based out of a gauged ear piercing plug. From Core77:

The Deafinite Style is a concept from Munich-based Designaffairs STUDIO that turns a hearing aid into a piece of jewelry, provided you’re up for a bit of lobe stretching to get started. The main advantage they propose (aside from an instant hipster-grunge-punk look) is the opportunity to embed the TriMic System — a highly effective directional microphone system made from 3 individual microphones — into the plug, helping people who suffer from severe hearing loss.

What do you think? Is this a practical solution for aging lobe-stretchers? One more image after the jump.

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