When Designing Became Repurposing!

Rather then designing a product, we re-purposed it! We removed & replaced the contents to make it do a different job.

When it became evident through the pandemic that more & more people would be using Zoom, Teams etc to communicate and virtually 'see' friends & loved ones around the UK & the world, we needed to find a helpful solution for hearing aid users. During these difficult times, our product design team had to 'think outside the box' and come up with a solution.

We needed a headset which could be used by hearing aid users, it had to be comfortable to wear over a period of time, the testing could only be done with a few members of staff and we needed a very quick turnaround.
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Rather than start from the beginning, they found a product which worked well and changed it. They started with a comfortable good quality headset with a microphone, it was tested on members of staff to make sure it passed the comfort test for people with a variety of head sizes & shapes !
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Then they took it to bits! The speakers were removed, they then replaced them with telecoils & circuitry. At this point, the headset worked perfectly for hearing aid users and in testing, it was found to be the only one on the market to reach & exceed the required field strength, in fact it has 10 times more signal strength than any other similar product.
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From idea to designing, component sourcing, writing circuitry design, testing, writing instructions & product delivery, 2 months, probably a record for Connevans and anyone else - difficult times call for unusual methods - but still keeping with the exceptionally high standards Connevans is known for.

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Phil

Phil

Director @ Connevans, family man, loves work (really!!) theatre, music, cycling, gym & cooking. Enthusiastic vegetarian & QPR supporter :-) Has been lucky enough to travel to around 45 countries

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