Medical Case Study
Hearing Aid Tubes and Audiometric Systems
An industry-leading manufacturer of hearing aid devices needed a complete redesign of integrated hearing aid tubes for its products.
Devise a standard line of individualized acoustic tubes that will fit every human ear
Flexibility, durability, transparency, and comfort are paramount
Two-ended interconnect challenge
Minnesota Wire worked with the customer to produce an acoustic interconnect solution that exceeded all the OEM’s requirements.
Custom designed set of 16 standard configurations to fit left/right, S/M/L/XL, and deep/shallow ears
Developed a unique standardized manufacturing process for ultimate repeatability. Produced all custom jigs and fixtures in-house
Exceeded transparency requirements—nearly invisible design
Soft, flexible, and functional poly-urethane design for wearer comfort
Proprietary interconnects to earbud and battery adapter
Produced vendor-managed inventory system to guarantee stock
Significant savings in unit cost