- oticon | lexis
- Directional microphone for the hearing impaired
Client: Oticon A/SLaunched 2002
- First project with Oticon.
The brief was to develop a wireless directional microphone with a keenfocus on ergonomics and functionality, and on communicating sophistication inresponse to stigmatization.Oh, and it won an award!
- The handheld microphone picks up sounds from the direction in which it's pointed, filtering out other noise and wirelessly transmitting the words to any behind-the-ear hearing aid. The curved form fits comfortably in the palm, and a pullout stand lets the unit rest upright on a table.The instrument was designed to be anything but medicinal, and more like what eyeglasses have become - a fashionable prosthesis.