Hearing Aid Swimming Accessory Survey

Hello! I am a Biomedical Engineering student at Virginia Commonwealth University. My group and I were tasked with redesigning a medical device so we came up with a product for swimming while wearing hearing aids. It would be great if you could take the time to fill out this form :slight_smile:


Welcome to the forum, I hope you will find here what you are looking for.

I like the sketch, not Michelangelo’s standard, but that’s an illustrative concept design :+1:t3:.

The link doesn’t seem to work:

Welcome @Isabella_Solaimani it’s nice to hear about your project . I think forum members together have a lot of helpful insights about HA wearing that they might be willing to share with you - we just need you to fix the link please!

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This link should work! [https://forms.gle/Ff9t861EeXhLtk2VA](https://Updated link)

I still couldn’t get it to work, unfortunately.

Milestone 3 Survey Hows this?

This link worked A-OK for me. I’m convinced that the biggest challenge is how to protect water from getting into the ear canal, because it’s the receiver/speaker that HAS to have an opening in the tip, and this (to date) has never been hermetically sealed. Hence the so-called “waterproof” Phonak Lumity Life aids that in fact are NOT at all waterproof if water gets into the ear canal. I found that out the hard way by taking 2 short swims in them with my head never below 6 inches in the water. KILLED 'EM.

If your silicone ear cup (held in place with the headband) truly seals the entire aid + ear, you may have a marketable accessory!


The silicone earcup would also have to be permeable to sound, so you could hear through it and not create feedback, but impermeable to water.