04 Apr The World’s First Hearing Aid with MEMS Speaker Technology is Powered by xMEMS’ Montara
By: Mike Housholder, xMEMS Labs, Inc.
The World’s First Hearing Aid with MEMS Speaker Technology: Now on the Market
xMEMS’ Montara is featured in the world’s first hearing aid with MEMS speaker technology: Digisine’s Mimitakara 6EB Active Hearing Aid. The product, powered by xMEMS, was exhibited by Digisine and xMEMS at CES 2023 and is currently available on the market through online channels.
Figure 1: Digisine’s Mimitakara 6EB Active Hearing Aid
A Partnership of Leading Companies
The successful launch of the product is due to the xMEMS’ partnership with Digisine and EDOM Technology to integrate xMEMS’ Montara into the hearing aid delivering high-fidelity, full-bandwidth sound with low total harmonic distortion, creating an ideal solution for addressing high-frequency hearing loss.
xMEMS’ Montara: A New Level of Sound Quality
Montara, the world’s first all-silicon MEMS full range micro speaker, boasts pioneering capabilities that deliver the highest standards of performance, listening comfort, and reliability.
Delivering high fidelity and full-bandwidth sound out to and above 20kHz to deliver amplification of both voice and music/media, Montara also eliminates in-band resonant peaks common with balanced armature-based hearing aids and is capable of 15dB of gain above 1kHz. For hearing aids, it creates an ideal solution to address high-frequency hearing loss and improve speech intelligibility in noise.
Figure 2: xMEMS’ Montara: The World’s First True MEMS Full Range Micro Speaker
Additionally, with the help of the vented speaker diaphragm, Montara doesn’t pressurize the ear canal. This results in reduced fatigue with increased long-term wear and listening comfort.
Leveraging semiconductor precision and manufacturing scalability, Montara offers next-level reliability and robustness and is the world’s first IP-58 rated moisture and dust-resistant micro-speaker.
Unlock the Future of Hearing
The world’s first hearing aid with MEMS speaker technology represents a significant breakthrough in the hearing aid industry with its superior sound quality and increased levels of listening comfort.
Stay tuned to see more innovative solutions powered by xMEMS to create a better hearing experience for those with hearing loss. Request a demo now to explore opportunities to unlock the highest standard of performance, listening comfort, and reliability for your hearing aid design.
Founded in January 2018, xMEMS Labs is reinventing sound with the world’s first solid-state True MEMS speakers for TWS and other personal audio devices. xMEMS has over 100 granted patents worldwide for its technology. The innovative, monolithic transduction architecture implements both actuation and diaphragm in silicon producing the world’s fastest and most precise micro speakers, eliminating spring and suspension recovery of coil speakers. This results in the most accurate time domain music reproduction, unmatched sound clarity, and an elevated sense of space. Please contact us to learn more.