CNN: Healthy Father's Day Gadgets For Dad

(CNN) -- Thinking about buying your dear old dad some argyle socks or monogrammed golf balls for Father's Day?

Think again. What he really wants is the high-tech stuff! And there are several gadgets that can actually make a difference in your father's health. Here's a look at five gift choices:

It's a heart monitor! It's an iPhone case!

The AliveCor heart rate monitor phone case doubles as portable EKG monitor and an iPhone case. Users place their fingers over the two metal leads on the back of the case, and within seconds get a live look at the electrical signals in their heart.

Why is this important? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in America, taking more than 600,000 lives each year. If your dad or his doctor are concerned about his heart, this can help them keep track on the go, and for less than $200.

It's FDA-approved for purchase by physicians or by their patients with a prescription. Once dad takes a reading, he can e-mail the report directly to his doctor.

USA Today: Listen up

The Personal Audio Enhancer starts at about $400.(Photo: Uncommon)

Even if you currently spend more time at college concerts than watching the evening news, your hearing isn't going to get any better. One of these days, you'll be saying "Huh?" and "Can you repeat that?" If you want an easy way to enhance your hearing in different settings, the Personal Audio Enhancer from VitaSound Audio might be an option. Designed to enhance what you hear when dealing with background noise or low-audio levels, the Personal Audio Enhancer (PAE-300) has four modes. Watch Mode enhances what you hear while watching TV. Listen Mode improves the sound on a mobile phone or an MP3 player, and Talk Mode makes it easier to hear conversations in noisy rooms. Heard enough? Relax Mode delivers soothing sounds that can help you unwind. Priced at about $400, the system includes a Personal Audio Enhancer handset, a base unit with a wireless transmitter, earphones with a microphone, a carrying case, an AC adaptor, audio cables and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

The Hearing Review:
The New Hearing Innovations at AAA 2013

(CNN) -- Thinking about buying your dear old dad some argyle socks or monogrammed golf balls for Father's Day?

Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 17:48

What products were new at the 2013 American Academy of Audiology Convention? Plenty. If you missed the show or couldn’t spend enough time on perusing the exhibit halls, here’s a rundown of some of the latest products that were released during AAA 2013.

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