Are Apple EarPods for iPhone Poised to Disrupt Hearing Technology?

In an article posted on the CultofMac.com news site, writer Graham Bower describes the wireless, noise-canceling EarPods that are slated to ship with the new iPhone 7. Bower says that "from a hardware perspective," these headphones would be very similar to hearing aids. With this article, Bower implies that Apple's new wireless EarPods might present another advanced wearable audio technology that is poised to disrupt the hearing industry.