DIY-Helmet Restores Sound To Hearing Impaired Patients
After a tumor destroyed the hearing in one of her ears, Amelia Marzec created 'Re-Wired' so she could experience sound through haptic feedback.
In 2009, designer Amelia Marzec lost hearing in one ear following a tumor. She was told she’d need a pricey surgery to restore her ‘hearing’ – doctors would implant a hearing aid behind her ear by drilling a screw into her skull. With the implant, she’d be able to ‘hear’ through the ear again through bone conduction technology- when sound waves hit a receiver on the implanted screw, sound would be converted into vibrations in her skull, allowing her to ‘hear’ again.