Hearing Aids: Reframing the Design Brief

 I aspired to reframe the image of hearing aids from a medical tool to a fashion statement. To achieve this I designed a line of interchangeable decorative ear cuff accessories, 3D modeled for a perfect fit snap on attachment for Embrace Hearing hearing aids.

I aspired to reframe the image of hearing aids from a medical tool to a fashion statement. To achieve this I designed a line of interchangeable decorative ear cuff accessories, 3D modeled for a perfect fit snap on attachment for Embrace Hearing hearing aids.

    If I could do one thing for the millions of Americans wearing hearing aids, or any medical device, is to provide more desirable & personal options for the tools they have to carry with them every day. Much like corrective eyewear, I want to turn hearing aids into a vessel for self expression will change its stigma from a mark of impairment to a platform for fashion.

 

If I could do one thing for the millions of Americans wearing hearing aids, or any medical device, is to provide more desirable & personal options for the tools they have to carry with them every day. Much like corrective eyewear, I want to turn hearing aids into a vessel for self expression will change its stigma from a mark of impairment to a platform for fashion.

 Hearing impaired adults need the ability to personalize and decorate their hearing aids . In the same way that cell phone cases are both decorative and protective, my hearing aid accessories can do more than look beautiful, they can also provide protection and support to the device, keeping the hearing aid securely in place. Users can snap their hearing aid into the ear cuff, concealing the medical device and showing off their style. To wear a different style later, they can pop the hearing aid out, and snap it into a new accessory. Using materials like silver, brass, bronze, gold, and gemstones bring attention to the accessories beauty, not their function.

Hearing impaired adults need the ability to personalize and decorate their hearing aids . In the same way that cell phone cases are both decorative and protective, my hearing aid accessories can do more than look beautiful, they can also provide protection and support to the device, keeping the hearing aid securely in place. Users can snap their hearing aid into the ear cuff, concealing the medical device and showing off their style. To wear a different style later, they can pop the hearing aid out, and snap it into a new accessory. Using materials like silver, brass, bronze, gold, and gemstones bring attention to the accessories beauty, not their function.