March 21, 1986
World's Smallest Radio Fits in Ear
Kids who listen to the radio while jogging won't need to bother with pocket transistors and earphones any longer. A new radio fits right inside the ear.
The ear radio is no bigger than a quarter, has no cord, and weighs just one-eighth of an ounce.
The device was invented by Elwood Norris of Salt Lake City, Utah. It runs on a watch battery and can pick up radio signals 40 miles away.
Norris sees the ear radio being used not only by joggers but also by police, astronauts, and actors who need to be cued.
The radio, made by a Salt Lake City company, sells for about $10.
CAPTION: Ear radio cushion fits into ear canal.
Copyright © 2001-2005 Woody Norris. All rights reserved.
Revised: September 29, 2005