Earlens Corporation, Inc, a privately held medical technology company that develops hearing solutions, announced that its Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid received a Best New Product Award at the 2018 Edison Awards™. The company’s history of innovation was recognized with the top award in the Hearing Enhancement category.
The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. The competition is open to progressive organizations across the globe. Award winners represent “game-changing” products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation. This year, more than 3,000 companies submitted applications.
“At Earlens, our employees are dedicated to our mission to deliver hearing-impaired patients unparalleled sound quality and speech understanding,” said Bill Facteau, President and CEO of Earlens Corporation. “On behalf of all of the employees at Earlens, we are thrilled to be recognized for our unique contribution to the advancement of hearing technology and look forward to continuing to raise the bar.”
Unlike conventional hearing aids that are said to use a small speaker to amplify sound, the Earlens Hearing Aid uses focused light and a small lens resting on the eardrum, according to the company’s description. According to Earlens, this design allows access to natural sound by substantially expanding the frequency range delivered to the user. This technology is also said to help eliminate the major source of whistling that some hearing aid users experience.