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Earlens Named to ​Time​ Magazine’s List of Best Inventions of 2020 for its Revolutionary Earlens®​ ​Contact Hearing Solution


MENLO PARK, Calif., December 09, 2020 -- ​Earlens Corporation, ​a Silicon Valley medtech company behind the world's first, nonsurgical hearing solution that directly vibrates the eardrum, announced today The Earlens​®​ Contact Hearing Solution has been named to ​Time magazine’s prestigious list of “Best Inventions of 2020.” 

Earlens is a transformative hearing technology that provides patients a dynamic audio range at least twice as broad as conventional, high-end hearing aids. The result is a richer, more enjoyable listening experience, based on extensive user feedback. Unlike conventional hearing aids, Earlens doesn’t amplify sound with a speaker. Instead, it directly stimulates the eardrum. Each patient enjoys custom fitting and adjustments provided through a joint physician, audiology, and concierge care model.

Time​ magazine annually highlights groundbreaking inventions making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun. As part of their rigorous review process, they evaluate originality, creativity, effectiveness, ambition, and product impact to yield a list of products that are changing the way people live, work, play, and think about what’s possible.

“We are honored ​Time​ recognized the importance of restoring high-quality, natural hearing to patients by selecting Earlens Contact Hearing Solution in its Best Inventions of 2020,” said Bill Facteau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Earlens. “Bringing this transformative hearing technology to market has been at the forefront of the Earlens team’s mission to deliver game-changing innovation to deserving patients.”

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About Earlens

The company has developed the Earlens​®​ Contact Hearing Solution, which directly activates the hearing system, delivering the broadest bandwidth available today and superior sound quality. This revolutionary, nonsurgical hearing solution uses a small lens to vibrate the eardrum, replicating the natural hearing process. The Earlens​®​ Contact Hearing Solution received FDA clearance in 2019 for a second generation of the Earlens technology. For more information, please visit ​​ or contact


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