Sci-Fi Visions

The Incredibly Affordable Solar-Powered Hearing Aid

Aarya VenkatNovember 22nd 2014
  • 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.

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