Ever since I lost the hearing in my right ear back in June (sigh), I've been joking with friends that I need an ear trumpet. Being a fan of steampunk gadgets, I was hoping someone had a steampunk ear trumpet, so I can hold it to my ear and say, "Eh? WHAT did you say, sonny? Speak up, don't whisper!" and really be in style.
It is a headset, not a hearing aid, but the first item in the article "12 Coolest Steampunk Gadgets" looks very nice. Still not an ear trumpet, though. ;-).