2021 / Design For Society / Design for Elders / Student

HEARBUDS

  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Design for Society/Design for Elders
  • Lead Designer
    Minakshi Seth, RJ Weaver
  • Design Team
    Minakshi Seth, RJ Weaver
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photos By: Rj Weaver
  • University
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

HEARBUDS are cost effective, over the counter, hearing assistants that you can be proud to wear. The buds were designed to tackle many pain points found in current hearing aids such as difficult to manipulate controls, unaesthetic visual appearance, unwanted bundled costs, and an unintuitive form. The bud caps place importance on the ergonomic finger grip, allowing users to easily place the device in their ears. To combat the stigma around wearing hearing aids, the buds resemble the aesthetics of popular Bluetooth earbuds, allowing users to feel more comfortable wearing them in public.

Photo Credit: Minakshi Seth, Rj Weaver
Credits: Photos by: RJ Weaver