The Victorian Government is supporting local, world-first technology that will give Victorians better access to more convenient, affordable hearing aids.

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Recipient of a 2018 Victorian Premier’s Design Award ‘Best-in Category’ award for product design, the Facett hearing aid device allows users to test their hearing and manage their personalised settings in their own home, via a computer or mobile device with the help of online support.

The device’s unique modular design allows users to swap out flat batteries and replace old hardware with new upgrades instead of having to buy a completely new device.

This ground-breaking medtech innovation is the result of a collaboration between Blamey Saunders Hears, Extel Technologies, RMIT and Swinburne University – a partnership that has brought hearing aid development, design and manufacturing to Victoria.

Watch the short video below to learn more about the world’s first set-fit modular hearing aid, manufactured and designed in Victoria.

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