2021 AMI Online Salon

Types of Hearing Devices Used by Children

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Lohitha Kethu
  • Client: Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Copyright: American Medical Association, 2020
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema4D, ZBrush
  • Final presentation format: Journal publication
  • Primary Audience: Generalist clinicians, healthcare providers

Project Description

This figure was created for a review article that discusses the current landscape of research and management options for young children who have hearing loss. There are main management options that are commonly recommended for young children are cochlear implants and hearing aids, based on the degree of hearing loss present. The latter comes in multiple forms but the most widely used are the behind-the-ear aid and bone conduction aids. This figure summarizes the differences, similarities, and mechanisms of sound transmission in these three treatment options through the use of color-coding, line, and transparency to give a generalist clinician an overview of potential management options.