Invisible hearing aid; SoundLens

by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-02-26 15:14:34 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: A hearing aid hidden inside you ear, invisible to others. Programmable so you only hear what you need to hear; conversations

Sound lens

SoundLens is the first custom, invisible, digital and fully programmable hearing aid. It features noise reduction and speech preservation system designed to filter out background noise. The acoustic world is often tiring for people with hearing aids, because they hear too many things at the same time and they find it embarrassing when other people can see they need to wear a hearing aid.

SoundLens opens up completely new possibilities for hearing with and using such a device. It is invisible and is “made to measure”, because it is designed for each ear individually. The extremely small SoundLens is customised, then inserted far inside the ear so that other people are unaware of it. Thus the wearer no longer feels marked out as being different.

The positioning of the apparatus very close to the ear drum is based on an innovative technology, which uses a sophisticated principle to produce sounds which result in an excellent audio quality. SoundLens works with complex algorithms, is sound sensitive and of good performance. Thus wearers can hear everything that is going on around them. Furthermore, users find it agreeable to wear as it can reduce disturbing noises to a minimum. SoundLens is at the origin of a new generation of hearing aids that are in tune with human needs and combine innovative technology with a user-oriented design.

It won a Best of best Red dot award in 2011.

Designer: Keith Guggenberger, Jerry Ruzicka
Manufacturer: Starkey Laboratories
Category: Hearing aid


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