Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Sonova's Custom Hearing Aids are Discreet and Efficiently Made

 - Aug 10, 2017
References: sonova & 3dprint
3D-printed hearing aids are bringing a much needed sense of efficiency to the deeply personal devices which require precise customization. Each ear is uniquely shaped, requiring the custom molds of hearing aids to be made by hand -- a strenuous and time-consuming process that lacks automation. Sonova's custom titanium 3D-printed devices are equal parts discreet and functional, serving as the first of its kind on the current market.

Sonova's research suggested that the majority of people requiring hearing aids would rather not wear one at all than wear one that's visible. This information prompted the company to design pieces that could be worn in-ear, instead of wrapped around the lobe. The company is now producing hundreds of custom shells, all of which maintain the same quality and precision as hand molded devices.