Why a technological shift ?
Numerous studies have reported on patient satisfaction with conventional hearing aids:
- 22% feel that their hearing aids do not work as well as expected1
- 15% no longer use their hearing aids, or use them for less than an hour a day1
- Only 64% are satisfied with their hearing aids at work1
- Only 75% are satisfied with their hearing aids during leisure1
- Only 59% are satisfied with their devices at school1
- Only 72% are satisfied with the value for money of their devices1
- 2/3 don't use apps to interact with their devices1
- 1/3 of app users are not satisfied1
- 75% of device owners who no longer use them say they do not work1
- 64% say they do not allow them to recover normal hearing1
- 63% say their hearing aids are uncomfortable1
- 54% say they do not work well in noisy situations1
Ultimately, only half of hearing aid owners claim to enjoy a regular improvement in their quality of life1.
At the same time, some pathologies do not have (non-invasive) hearing aid solution.
In all these cases, it seems essential to explore a new technological process in the interest of these patients.