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Hearing Beyond: The Digital Approach to Same-day Custom Ear Molds

This case study is brought to you courtesy of Hearing Beyond and Frank Talarico, MCISc Frank Talarico owns and practices at the Hearing Beyond Audiology and Hearing Clinic in Toronto,…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 11, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re looking at auditory, instrumental, and performance 3D printed and scanned innovations, starting with an EnvisionTEC case study on its work fabricating hearing aids…

Prodways Enters the 3D Printed Hearing Aid Market with Acquisition of Surdifuse-L’Embout Francais

Many industries have been influenced heavily by 3D printing, but perhaps none so heavily as the hearing aid industry. More than a decade ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for hearing aid…

3D Printed Wireless Earbuds Help Enhance Hearing and Reduce Stigma Around Traditional Hearing Aids

Manchester Metropolitan University graduate Elen Parry, a current Industrial Digitalisation masters student at the university and an International Autodesk Student Ambassador for the UK, is focused on using “Human-Centred Design…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 1, 2018

On this first day of April (happy Easter!), we’re starting out 3D Printing News Briefs with a little business, before moving on to education and the results of a competition….

Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing Leads to Breakthrough Hearing Aid

Hearing aids have come a long way since the ear trumpet was introduced in the 17th century, with the development of the first electronic hearing aids in the late 19th…

Getting 3D Printed Hearing Aids to Those Who Need Them

For many people in the hearing world, there is some confusion about what it means to be deaf. This is true not only in terms of the range of hearing…

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How Sonova Became a Global Leader in Production 3D Printing and Helped the Hearing Aid Industry Go Digital

The hearing aid industry today owes its current appearance to hearing aid manufacturer Sonova and 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC. Fifteen years ago, EnvisionTEC 3D printed hearing aids for Sonova’s Phonak brand, and…

Prodways Group Acquires Interson-Protac, Announces Two New Distribution Partnerships

For more than 40 years, French company Interson-Protac has been a leader in the field of audiology. The company specializes in ear tips for hearing aids and noise protection devices,…

A Closer Look at Sonova’s 3D Printed Titanium Hearing Aids

Most industries have been touched by 3D printing in one way or another, but few have been affected as much as the hearing aid manufacturing industry. The entire industry turned…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 4, 2017

In this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about new machines, a new material, a strategic investment, and an increase to a technology grant program. Peopoly…

3D Printing Helps to Bring Custom Titanium Hearing Aid to Market

Swiss company Phonak, a provider of wireless communication solutions and hearing aids and owned by hearing aid producer Sonova, has come to our attention before – like when it turned…

Earlens Corporation Ramps Up Production of Hearing Aid with 3D Printing Help from iBASEt Solumina Software

3D printing has improved the lives of people with disabilities in more ways than perhaps any other technology. Lately, 3D printed inventions for the visually impaired have been in the…

WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100…