Biomimetic Hearing Device
Almost 30 million people aged 20-69 in the US could benefit from hearing aids, but fewer than 16% have ever used them. In 2017, the Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act passed, allowing those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss access to OTC hearing aids without a costly medical evaluation.
Conceptualize a hearing device catered to Gen Z and Millennials that uses the anatomy of the Ormia ochracea (a nocturnal fly with superior directional hearing) to inform its functionality and aesthetics. The next step is engineering the internal hardware.