P13038: Hearing Aid Redesign


Project Summary Project Information


This project stems from a concept created by three Industrial Design students trying to defy the social stigma of hearing aids. The long term goal of the project is to create a fully functioning universal audio device that is used by both hearing and hard-of-hearing consumers. The 10 year plan is to create a device that blends the line between hearing aids and other technologies such as Bluetooth communication, music streaming, easy charging options, and the ability to record class notes, which are all commonly provided by other audio devices, used by non-hearing impaired users. The first phase of this project is to create an initial prototype in the new desirable form factor with rechargeable power, but with limited functionality.


The primary objective of this project is to create a functioning prototype that appeals to both hearing and hard-of-hearing populations by designing a reprogrammable, ergonomic and rechargeable audio accessory.

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Project Name
Hearing Aid Redesign
Project Number
Project Family: Biomedical Device
Start Term
2011-2 (2012-2 for MSD)
End Term
Faculty Guide
Sarah Brownell, sabeie@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Eddie Mcbride
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT & Effective Access Technologies Grant

Team Members

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Member Role Contact
Alissa Anderson Team Manager aha3871@rit.edu
Conor Murphy Systems Integration Engineer cpm3611@rit.edu
Kelly Murosky Lead Mechanical Engineer kam7144@mail.rit.edu
Ronald Dries Lead Electrical Engineer rfd6477@mail.rit.edu
Eric Lew Team Budgeter ecl9974@mail.rit.edu
Yu Nanxi Web Master nxy9021@mail.rit.edu
Marbella Vidals Customer Relations mxv5626@mail.rit.edu
Paula Garcia Secretary pxg5962@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Systems Design

Detailed Design

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper