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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Hearables – Wearables – Earables?

Ah – Nothing like a neologism   Hearing Aids, Hearables, Wearables, Earables – Evolving, But in Which Direction?   New product trends related to devices at the ear have taken up some rather interesting names – hearables, wearables, and earables – in addition to the more traditional hearing aids. A hearable (Figure 1) as described…

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