People with sensorineural hearing loss who have cochlear implants (electrodes surgically implanted in the coiled chamber of the inner ear) must use sound processing devices to hear. This system offers customizable covers that snap on and off to either mask or decorate the device, for both children and adults. Programs for different sound environments are accessed with the flip of a switch and the unit can be configured to work with various audio inputs, power supplies and microphones. The system also comes with ear hooks to make the fit more snug.
- The device also has a visual confirmation that the processor is working with the implant.
- There is a version specifically for children.
Contact: Scott Underwood, IDEO,
Credit: IDEO and Advanced Bionics