Loud N Clear vs. Listen Up: Fake Bluetooth Headset Replaces Fake iPod Hearing Aid

The makers of the Listen Up sound amplifier have created a new product called the Loud ’N Clear. The Listen Up tried to make grandpa look hip and cool by fooling people into thinking he was listening to an iPod instead of wearing a hearing aid. The Loud ’N Clear tries to make grandpa look hip and cool by fooling people into thinking he is wearing one of “those blue-teeth portable car phone ear thingies.”

You can see the many similarities in the TV commercials.

Loud ’N Clear commercial:

Listen Up commercial:

The big difference between the two commercials is that Loud ’N Clear got rid of that bitch who incessantly brow-beat her henpecked hubby and replaced her with a sweet old lady who plays bingo and cards. (Perhaps the man in the Listen Up commercial is being held by police while they try to recover his wife’s body.)

The similarities are numerous:

  • Both include perverts eavesdropping on hot women (one at the gym; one at a party). And in both cases the women are implausibly talking about how “cute” their stalker is.
  • Both have women listening in on their neighbors, and in both cases the neighbors are saying nice things instead of dishing juicy gossip.
  • Both show people using the products at church, nature walks, sporting events, playgrounds, and while hunting.

At convalescent homes and retirement communities across the nation, rival gangs form—folks wearing fake iPod hearing aids against folks wearing fake bluethooth headset hearing aids—and frequently erupt in violence. Broken canes and busted dentures are the tragic results. Ain’t nuttin’ but a G thang.


  • 10 Responses to “Loud N Clear vs. Listen Up: Fake Bluetooth Headset Replaces Fake iPod Hearing Aid”

  • I found infomercial for this line of product quite creepy (and so love them). I do not except them to work as they claim, but the whole idea is great. Nixon would have loved it.

    Comment by Znkp on January 29, 2009 at 12:53 pm

  • Recently I started wearing a partial denture, which cost 800 dollars. This got me to thinking: Certainly, some hip company can make cheap dentures that I can wear without thinking of them as dentures. Perhaps they can call them “chomper stompers” or something.

    Comment by Al Frank on January 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

  • Correction: Read “expect those” in place of “except them”.

    Comment by Znkp on January 30, 2009 at 2:13 am

  • One of the most annoying infomercials on t.v.
    but as they say “Bad Breath is Better than no Breath at all”..we are talking about it..and that’s all they care about..
    The woman in bed with here husband is a real____.
    No concern that her dear hubby has a hearing problem…and the BINGO lady…

    Comment by TALKERJOHN on January 31, 2009 at 7:04 am

  • Turns out Bell and Howell is also making one of these bluetooth-looking hearing devices and the acting in it is blatantly horrible, and instead of voice overs, you get the people talking right in front of you.

    Comment by Alex on February 3, 2009 at 10:19 pm

  • this sure seems like the people who buy this product just want to creep on some of the people around them

    Comment by asnyder on February 4, 2009 at 8:04 am

  • if I was confident that all I would hear people say about me is how “cute” I am I would totally invest in one of these. But I think in reality I would get more of a “why is that guy staring at us?” reaction.

    Comment by Sitty Living on March 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm

  • Just saw the Loud N Clear commercial. I watch TV with closed captioning “on”. Thought it was especially ironic that the Loud N Clear commercial had no cc available. The text just said “@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@”. How can a hearing “aide” company not provide captions?! Just natural stupidity and short-sighted marketing, I guess.

    Comment by Julie on April 15, 2009 at 8:26 am

  • I bought this product and need batteries for it
    what size does it take? I cannot find the size on it.

    Comment by Mattie Bishop on April 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  • I always reckoned the Whisper 2000 commercial of the early 1990s was the model for subsequent devices and adverts. This one has it all, from the nagging ‘Would you PLEASE turn that DOWN!’ wife to the stud muffin listening to the girls across the room, and the ability to hear a pin drop from across the room….

    Comment by Paulie on December 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm