3D Printing For the Hearing Impaired

By on January 11th, 2013 in Usage


One of 3D printings greatest strengths is its ability to make customized, one-off products on the fly. In a traditional manufacturing paradigm, creating customizable products is an expensive if not impossible affair. So it should come as no surprise that the medical industry has been dramatically impacted by 3D printing. 
While not technically a prosthesis, a hearing aid does replace something that a person is missing, one of their senses. Because each and every one of us has minor variations in the way our ear canals are shaped, a one-size-fits-all model for hearing aids doesn’t really deliver the performance that it could achieve if it were tailor made for an individual.
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By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!