Hearing Aid Design & Style
We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but the look of modern hearing aids is a great place to start. As with many electronic devices available today, hearing aids have a beautiful, minimal aesthetic – organic shapes with round, soft edges, and a muted, neutral palette to blend in with hair and skin tones. Can design change the world?
Designers think about how people interact with their environments, and how these relationships can be improved. When it comes to hearing aid design, one could argue that these beautifully-designed objects have chipped away at the taboos of treating hearing loss and the lingering misconceptions of hearing aids. The result: well-designed, attractive devices encourage people to treat their hearing loss, allowing them to live their best lives with access to sound.
Recently, Signia’s Styletto hearing aid received the Gold Award at the iF Design Awards 2019 and the Red Dot Design Award for its impeccable design.
According to Signia, “The design of new hearing aids is important because they have developed into much more than traditional medical devices. Today’s hearing aids are technological accessories that are worn every day by people with hearing loss to remain fully connected with the world around them.”
Despite the sleek and simple look, these tiny packages (some as small as two blueberries stacked atop one another) hold powerful features to help you hear at your best.
With rapid advancements in technology (batteries, materials, etc.), hearing aids have developed in tandem, crafted of durable materials to protect the electronic components inside, as you take them out and about in your daily life. Common hearing aid styles include: behind-the-ear, receiver-in-canal, in-the-ear, completely-in-canal, and invisible-in-canal. Depending on the type and degree of hearing loss, your hearing health professional will work with you to determine the best style to meet your needs.
Phonak Audéo™ Marvel
The Phonak Audeo Marvel hearing aid was released in October of 2018 by the Swiss based hearing aid manufacturer, Phonak. The Marvel is currently the only hearing aid on the market that enables wireless streaming to both hearing aids at once from any Bluetooth-enabled device.Learn more
Evoke hearing aids use machine learning to adapt to the wearer's preferences across different listening environment. In addition, these devices share average user responses in these environments to help Widex improve and refine the listening algorithms.Learn more
Denmark based hearing aid manufacturer, GN ReSound, launched the LiNX Quattro™ hearing aid in August of 2018. The LiNX Quattro™ is both Android compatible and Made for iPhone, with a rechargeable option. The ReSound LiNX Quattro™ is a rechargeable Li-Ion powered hearing aids with direct to iPhone compatibility.Learn more
Livio® is the world's first hearing aid to provide both superior sound quality and the ability to track body and brain health. Featuring integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Livio can detect if you've fallen and act as an assistant.Learn more
Imagine two blueberries stacked one on top of the other, and you’ve got the size of Unitron’s Moxi. Moxi Jump is the newest member of Unitron’s illustrious Moxi family and is also the world’s smallest wireless receiver-in-canal hearing aid.Learn more
Oticon OPN hearing aid wearers have reported 20% reduction in listening effort in noisy environments and 20% more capacity to remember in challenging noise situations.Learn more
The Signia Styletto hearing aids are truly innovative in terms of both design and function, offering a slim receiver in canal style and portable charging station. These hearing aids are considered a new category of wearing style, called the SLIM-RIC (Slim Receiver in Canal).Learn more