Name: Cochlear implant
Client: Medel
Year: 1996
Activity: concept, design
Co-design: Frazer McKimm

This cochlear implant for hearing loss was indicated as the best product of the year because of its modular design. It was a revolutionary thinking of wearable BTE especially designed for children. Hearing allows individuals to actively participate to conversations. A cochlear implants system directly stimulates the nerve fibres of the cochlea. The auditory nerve transmits these signals to the brain. The modular design allows to separate the batteries from BTE, and by wiring connection it reduces the weight on ears.