The Tympan is an open software and hardware hearing aid, which gives owners the ability to customize their hearing aid to fit their exact needs. The customization of the product could entice open-source enthusiasts who may wish to have more control over their hearing devices. However, the company has not released a list of all of the different technologies that could be integrated into the open hardware hearing aid.
There are several different models of the Tympan, including the 'Tympan RevC,' the 'Tympan RevD,' and the 'Tympan AIC Shield.' Prices range from $99.99-250, which means that the products are accessible options for hearing impaired individuals, and could have appeal beyond the open-source community.
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