- The fundamental problem with regular hearing aids is not only are they expensive, they require constant purchase of new batteries, becoming a barrier for the poor.
- Deaftronics, the company who makes Solar Ear, offers a significantly lower priced hearing aid with a solar-powered battery charger that lasts two to three years.
- Through organizations like Mercy Corps, the Solar Ear is being sold in 40 different African countries and plans are in motion for distribution worldwide.
The Incredibly Affordable Solar-Powered Hearing Aid
11. 22. 14 by Aarya Venkat