Zon Hearing Aid, 2008
This is a Hearing aid. It was designed by Stuart Karten Design, Paul Kirley and Dennis Schroeder and manufactured by Starkey Laboratories. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is injection-molded nylon, chromed metal, high-gloss metallic paint. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Together with Starkey Laboratories, Karten Design sought to reinvent traditional crescent-shaped hearing aids. Borrowing streamlined forms from modern design that also complement the curvature of the ear, Karten transformed the hearing aid into a visually appealing object. Zon is virtually invisible, yet when seen resembles an elegant piece of jewelry.
This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Observe: An Inspired and Empowering Hearing Device.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Starkey Laboratories, Inc..
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 3.3 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm (1 5/16 x 11/16 x 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Zon Hearing Aid, 2008; Designed by Stuart Karten Design, Paul Kirley and Dennis Schroeder; USA; injection-molded nylon, chromed metal, high-gloss metallic paint; H x W x D: 3.3 x 1.7 x 0.7 cm (1 5/16 x 11/16 x 5/16 in.); Gift of Starkey Laboratories, Inc.; 2011-5-1