This isn’t your grandparent’s hearing aid

Fashion meets high-tech. Designaffairs Studio from Germany have developed a new hearing aid concept that borrows aesthetics from stretched ear lobe jewelry. Sure it looks like a hipster device, but it also incorporates the TriMic directional microphone system that will drastically improve quality of sound for  individuals with severe hearing loss.

Designaffairs wants people to display a stylish accessory instead of hiding a disability.

Do you think this will be an ongoing trend in medical device design, like Aimee Mullins encourages, or will this trend eventually dissipate?

Via Dezeen

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