MENLO PARK, Calif., March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlens Corporation, a medical technology company that has created the world's first nonsurgical hearing solution that directly vibrates the eardrum, announced today that they have won the Gold Edison Award for innovation.
The Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution is a revolution in hearing technology and care, offering patients premium sound with a custom fit solution and expert care through a joint physician, audiology and concierge care model. In an age when all hearing products continue to face limitations in sound quality and clarity due to the constraints of amplifying sound through a speaker, Earlens has found a novel approach to creating sound without an acoustic signal. As a result, Earlens can provide the most complete sound of any hearing device on the market, which offers people with hearing impairment an exciting alternative to conventional hearing aids.
In this year's Edison Awards, Earlens was chosen as a winner among nominees comprising the most innovative products, services, and businesses of 2020, by a panel of over 3,000 leading business executives from around the world. "After a thorough review, the Edison Awards Judges recognize the Earlens Contact Hearing Solution as a game-changing innovation standing out among the best new products and services launched in their category," said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.
"We are thrilled to be recognized in the category of Health and Wellness for Hearing Technology," said Bill Facteau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Earlens. "By sending sound information directly to the eardrum without a speaker, Earlens is able to give users the rich, natural sound, and unparalleled hearing experience that they deserve."
About the Edison Awards: The Edison Awards is the world's most revered Innovation Award dedicated to recognizing and honoring the best in innovation and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
Earlens is a privately held medical technology company committed to transforming the hearing experience for millions of people who suffer from hearing loss.
The company has developed the Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution, which directly activates the hearing system, delivering the broadest bandwidth available today and superior sound quality. This revolutionary, nonsurgical hearing solution uses a small lens to vibrate the eardrum, replicating the natural hearing process. The Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution received FDA clearance in 2019 for a second generation of the Earlens technology. For more information, please visit www.earlens.com.