Hi everybody, this is Yilin Wang.I’m a postgraduate student from Royal College of Art, and my department is Jewellery&Metal, my research pathway is functional jewellery.
Currently, I’m doing a projects of hearing aids. When I was in High school, there were 2 classmates having problems of hearing disorder. I found that the hearing aids they worn were not good-looking, the colour is close to skin colour, which endeavor to become a part of our body.
Some children with hearing disorder have to wear hearing aids or cochlear implant after they were born, these medical devices will be with there in life-long time. And at same time, these devices also make children feel unconfident and self-abased during growing up because of the dull and invariable aspects.
So I’m thinking about if hearing aids or cochlear implants as a part and a organ of our body, can we not hide this part with fleshcolour any more, but see it as the most decorative part. So I wanna make hearing aids and cochlear implant have personal identities, maybe everyone can choose there favorite hearing aid covers like we use iPhone with phone covers.
Currently, I focus on hearing aids for children and I designed a online questionnaire to do more research. To help more hearing-loss children, please complete the survey for me! Thank you very much. The link below is my online questionnaire.