DEAFMETAL® - Empowering Those with Hearing Loss
DEAFMETAL® is an award winning jewelry innovation created and designed for hearing aid and cochlear implant users by Finnish fashion designer, Jenni Ahtiainen, who lost her own hearing. Through the collaboration of Jenni and US audiologist, Jen Aslin, they have designed a collection entitled The Hope Collection. This designer collection is dedicated to hard of hearing people who use hearing devices but want to personalize them for their own style.
Moreover, our hope for this innovation is that instead of minimizing the appearance of hearing aids and cochlear implants, these DEAFMETAL® jewelry designs would bring a sense of beauty, style, and attitude to what is a necessary part of life for people with hearing loss.
DEAFMETAL®…designing accessories to empower people of all ages who have hearing loss! Above all, we hope that you can find some inspiration from over 40 of our designs.
Ultimately, DEAFMETAL® has created and designed two unique innovations:
- Jewelry designs. When ordering any jewelry, the first step is to choose a separate holster, which is the main innovation of DEAFMETAL®. It is 600% flexible silicone and attaches to all behind the ear hearing aids or cochlear implant processors. These holsters are available in many colors. Once you have chosen your holster, you are able to choose from over 40 styles of jewelry! Some jewelry hangs only from the holster and some attach to the holster and connect via chain to an ear piercing or clip on jewelry. This product can also be used as a “safety chain” to prevent loss of hearing aids. Check out the video shown to the right for instructions on how to attach!
- Authentic Leather cochlear implant coil “hats” that cover the coil and are attached with included Velcro.