DIY-Helmet Restores Sound To Hearing Impaired Patients

DIY-Helmet Restores Sound To Hearing Impaired Patients
Design

After a tumor destroyed the hearing in one of her ears, Amelia Marzec created 'Re-Wired' so she could experience sound through haptic feedback.

Allie Walker
  • 23 may 2012

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.

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