Everything you need to know about ideas4ears

Everything you need to know about ideas4ears

Watch the full video to meet Geoffrey Ball, the Head ideas4ears Judge!

About ideas4ears

In our ideas4ears children’s invention contest we asked the next generation of inventors to use their creativity to come up with solutions for people living with hearing loss. The contest is organized by MED-EL (Global innovation leader in hearing loss solutions).

Overall, 341 children worldwide participated from 19 different countries and from these entries the top 9 invention ideas were chosen.

It is really cool that so many children who have a cochlear implant were inspired to enter the ideas4ears contest because of their own life experiences living without sound. Other entries were from children whose loved ones suffer with hearing loss, all with the aim to make the lives of their family members easier,” said Geoffrey Ball.

ideas4ears, which searches for the next generation of inventors of hearing technology, grand prize included a two-day winners’ trip to Innsbruck, Austria to provide the children and their families with the unique opportunity to tour the production facility and meet MED-EL’s many inventors.

Impressions from the ideas4ears winners event!

Innovation – the basis for cochlear implant progress

Innovation is essential when exploring ways to improve the lives of those with hearing loss and the ideas4ears competition has raised awareness of the benefits of hearing technology.

Whilst celebrating children’s creativity, ideas4ears aimed to engage parents to participate in an interactive activity with their children to improve the whole family’s understanding of the challenges associated with hearing loss and deafness as well as the benefits of treatment.

If you are worried about the hearing loss of a family member or for your own hearing loss, take the free hearing test here or contact ideas4ears@medel.com to receive a free information package on hearing and the solutions available.

Alternatively, you can contact your local MED-EL clinic to speak with our caring staff who can advise you about the hearing services available in your area.

For more information on the contest, visit: www.ideas4ears.org/meet-the-inventors/ and www.facebook.com/ideas4ears.

All images ©2019 MED-EL. Please contact ideas4ears@medel.com for permission to use.

Meet more inventors!

Meet all of the ideas4ears winners
Meet all of the ideas4ears winners
Hleb7 1
Hleb from Belarus
Jaylin at Audioversum
Jaylin from the USA
Betty2 1
Betty from the United Kingdom
Fernando ideas4ears winner
Fernando from Spain
Sophie and Eva Maria ideas4ears winners
Sophie and Eva-Maria from Germany
Leon at Audioversum
Leon from Australia
Trinidad singing
Trinidad from Chile