Our project was inspired by the lack of available low-cost hearing aids in the market. Typically expensive and user unfriendly, the difficulty of obtaining and adjusting such devices explains the reason as to why less than 25 percent of the hearing impaired actually owning such devices which may greatly improve the quality of their day to day lives.
Hearing aids target people with a mild to moderate level of hearing loss - about 15 percent of the world's adult population. However, if the auditory nerve is too severely damaged, the patient can no longer benefit from hearing aids.
- The ability for the audiogram to be easily tuned with a phone via bluetooth.
- Bone conduction headphones (Bypasses problems in ear canal, reduces chances of infection)