64,000 people are living with dementia in Ireland. This figure is to rise to 132,000 people by 2041. An intervention needs to take place in preventing the rise of dementia in Ireland.
16 percent of the modifiable risk factors that can prevent the onset of dementia are related to hearing loss. However due to stigma and the sheer cost of hearing aids, people do not engage with hearing support services.
'Eureka' is a modern, minimal and cost-effective solution to hearing loss. 'Eureka' is a listening device that pairs up with Bluetooth earphones and amplifies the sounds in the surrounding area.
The portable and compact design does not bring any unwanted attention. Meaning that 'Eureka' can be used in any environment intended by the user. This can act as a stepping stone for hearing aids, as it shows the value hearing support can bring to the user's life.