Human Concha Measurements

Anthropometry is an ergonomic core of any attempt to resolve the dilemma of “fitting tasks to the human.”1   For external ear products (hearing aids, hearables, earbuds, etc.), comfort, cosmetics, and retention are the three critical areas leading to acceptance or rejection of a product. These are issues that should be addressed at the start of…

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The Human Ear

The Human Ear – Auricle/Pinna The human ear is an important defining feature of the human face.  It has subtle structures that convey signs of age and sex that are unmistakable, yet not easily defined. The anatomy of the external ear, also known as the auricle or pinna, is complex and remarkably inaccurately described by…

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