MED-EL Announces Children’s Invention Contest

Trip to Austria first prize in event

Hearing implant leader MED-EL USA announced last week their participation in the international 2018-19 Ideas4Ears Children’s Invention Contest.

Around the world, children are participating in the competition, which aims to raise public awareness of hearing loss and inspire young innovators.

In celebration of World Inventors’ Day, global winners will be awarded the prize of a trip to MED-EL headquarters in Innsbruck for the winner and one accompanying parent/guardian.

Open to children ages 6-12 years old, the Ideas4Ears contest encourages the youngest generation of inventors to share ideas designed to improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss. Participants are asked to showcase their invention through various media, such as artwork, drawings, videos, or sculptures. The contest is designed to challenge kids with their creative skills: a new invention, an improvement to something that already exists, or a clever idea that helps people with hearing loss and makes their lives easier.

Entries must be submitted to ideas4ears.org by January 17th, 2019, which doubles as Kid Inventors’ Day.

Winners will be announced on January 31st, 2019. Winners will get a behind the scenes look at how hearing implants are made at MED-EL headquarters in Innsbruck, Austria, meet with MED-EL inventors, and interact with other Ideas4Ears contest winners/child inventors from around the world.

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