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Shape Memory Alloy for Earhooks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000182988D
Original Publication Date: 2009-May-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-May-27

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Abstract

At present, the earhook of hearing aid devices has to be bended in the right position manually. The idea is to use a special material that consists of a shape memory alloy. The production itself stays the same. By using this material with shape memory effect, the earhook can be twisted and turned or squeezed in any direction in a way that it does not look like before (see Figure 1).