Portland startup pioneers a hat to secure implants for deaf children
A Portland-based startup recently developed a winter hat designed to keep children’s cochlear implants in place. Initially, the startup’s founders developed the first hat for their one-year-old son. They initially developed the startup, called Coamplify. They now work with Advanced Bionics to make the hat available to a wider audience. The hat has a pocket on each side to securely hold the implants in place while keeping the child warm.
Coamplify founder Meghan Carey also has ideas for various other products to be developed in the future. These include a bicycle helmet, sun hat, and face masks designed for similar implants. She hopes that by the time Coamplify properly reaches the market, they are a more established name.
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