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Wireless Audio Streaming Device (for use with hearing aids) Oticon's Streamer is a device that allows users to transmit audio from sources like … Read More
Wireless Audio Streaming Device (for use with hearing aids) Oticon's Streamer is a device that allows users to transmit audio from sources like TV’s, stereo systems or phones directly to their hearing aids. It requires the use of a loop antenna, and must be worn around the neck for proper reception. Most people are unkeen to broadcast their hearing impairment, so the less conspicuous the Streamer, the better, according to users. We suggested that by borrowing visual cues from music players, it might allow users to feel more confident about the signals they send out. Numerous concepts were developed on the same platform, allowing Oticon's sister brands their own unique product identities. Read Less
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Wireless Audio Streaming Device
(for use with hearing aids)
 
What is it?
Streamer is a device that allows users to transmit audio from sources like TV’s, stereo systems or phones directly to their hearing aids. It requires the use of a loop antenna, and must be worn around the neck for proper reception.
 
Overcoming stigma
Most people are unkeen to broadcast their hearing impairment, so the less conspicuous the Streamer, the better, according to users. We suggested that by borrowing visual cues from music players, it might allow users to feel more confident about the signals they send out.
 
Numerous concepts were developed on the same platform, allowing Oticon's sister brands their own unique product identities.
 

Process
Shots from the development process ...
Composite base image courtesy of Oticon A/S
 
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Client
Oticon A/S

Launched
2012
 
Role
Lead industrial designer

Responsibilities
- Collaboration with project managers and mechanical engineers
- Market & trends research
- User testing
- Concept development
- Design development
- Mockups, 3d modelling & visualisation
- CMF specifications
- Presentations