Congratulations to our winners 2024!
This year, 253 brilliant inventors out of 24 countries have joined the IDEASforEARS contest. MED-EL is proud to introduce the 14 young inventors whose submissions stood out globally. And as a reward for their creativity, these talented minds will travel to Innsbruck, Austria, where MED-EL is headquartered.
Abigail and Zoey Voigt
Smart Watch with Great Features
Abigail and Zoey present their Smart Watch, specifically designed for hearing implant users. This intelligent timepiece allows users to set morning alarms, receive real-time battery...
André da Silva Freire
Alarm for Lost Processor
André introduces the "Alarm for Lost Processor", a valuable feature that triggers a beeping sound on the user's hearing implant watch if the audio processor...
Pros-Pod - Upgradet Audio link Processor
Bradley's advanced audio link processor offers a range of features, including a music app, noise cancellation, a built-in torch, and a "find-it" app for locating...
Waterproof Audio Processor
Bryan came up with a waterproof audio processor, a groundbreaking device designed for use during various activities, including wearing it when taking a bath or...
Audio Processor Charging Alert
Davide's idea is an audio processor alert, a crucial feature ensuring proper charging of the RONDO audio processor. This innovation provides alerts through acoustic signals...
New Audio Processor features
Linn presents the "Solar-Powered Audioprocessor" and "Special Headphones for CIs." The eco-friendly audio processor harnesses energy from solar power, while the over-ear headphones feature a...
Solar-Powered, Waterproof Processor
Luca's idea is a "Solar-Powered, Waterproof Audio Processor", which is an eco-friendly innovation that harnesses solar power. Beyond its sustainability features, this audio processor is...
Malika Vallerie Aqila
RONDO 3 Travel Charger
Malika has crafted the RONDO 3 Travel Charger, an external power bank shaped like a small box, designed specifically to power audio processors. This innovation...
Nataly Oriana Guzman Hinostroza
Ear Prothesis Hearing Aid
Nataly introduces an ear prosthesis that functions as a hearing aid. This special silicone ear prosthesis is designed to serve as a functional hearing aid,...
Remote Audiokey Troubleshooting
Shaiza's invention is the remote audiokey troubleshooting, a feature within the Audiokey 2 app designed to reduce the frequency of clinical visits. This remote troubleshooting...
Background Noise Switch-off
Valentin introduces the "Background Noise Switch-off" application, a user-friendly tool enabling effortless elimination of background noises. This application is designed to enhance the auditory environment...
Mellie App with Artificial Intelligence
Vasiliki introduces the Mellie App, a digital friend residing in a mobile phone application. Mellie utilizes voice queries and is powered by artificial intelligence, offering...
Zofia invented the "Headband-Charger 6000," a cutting-edge accessory equipped with integrated micro solar panels and heat-charging technology. This innovative headband facilitates rapid charging for audio...
IDEASforEARS is a yearly contest powered by MED-EL. The first competition took place in 2017 and since then we have received more than 1000 entries from more than 40 countries worldwide. Every year we welcome families from all over the world and show them around our MED-EL world. The IDEASforEARS event has always been a blast for everyone involved: the winners, their families, and the MED-EL team.
With your contribution to the IDEASforEARS contest, you can help us raise awareness about hearing loss, you and your parents can meet other families with similar stories, you can build friendships with other young inventors from all over the worldwide, you can learn about hearing and share your knowledge, you can be creative, you can become an honorary member of the MED-EL family!