Tympan is the first Open Source Hearing Aid development platform. We are committed to open source design principles, and we firmly believe that in doing so we can accelerate research studies and facilitate translation of novel algorithms into widespread use.

Our ideal is to lower barriers for hardware and software refinement, and facilitate translation of these advances into use in hearing aids, cochlear implants, and consumer electronics devices. Tympan invites professional engineers, academics, students, makers and hobbyists to participate by sharing and engaging with our community forum and software/hardware repositories. Let’s make hearing assistive technology better, together!

Our initial team is comprised of folks from the engineering firm Creare, and the Auditory Signal Processing Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. We are interested in partnering with more research groups in industry and academia. The Tympan project is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health in partnership with the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders.

If you or your group would like to be a part of the next generation of hearing aids, reach out to us via contact@tympan.org.