Winners announced!

Winners announced!

Today we announced the winners of the global children inventor’s competition, Ideas for Ears. Children from across the world from six countries will visit MED-EL’s headquarters next spring in Innsbruck, Austria.

Congratulations to the winning inventors:

Alexandre from Florianópolis in Brazil.
Avery from Chicago in the United States of America.
Arwen and Katharina from Upper Bavaria in Germany (joint entry).
Jacob from Oxfordshire in England.
Olivia from Auckland in New Zealand.
Parker from Kansas in the United States of America.
Uttendorf school class from Salzburg in Austria.

The competition, which launched on Kid Inventors’ Day in January 2017, challenged children from across the world to create a piece of artwork showcasing their invention to improve the quality of life of people living with hearing loss. Whilst celebrating children’s creativity, Ideas for Ears aimed to improve children’s understanding of the challenges associated with hearing loss and deafness as well as the benefits of treatment.


Competition entries came in the form of drawings, videos and beautifully designed presentations, all aiming to improve the lives of people with hearing loss. Inventions included cinema glasses with subtitles, a Global Positioning System (GPS) device to locate lost audio processors and glasses that turn conversations into readable text.

Learn more about the global children inventor’s and their inventions here!

Are you interested in participating in the 2019 contest? The contest is now open!