Millions of people around the world, especially in the developing countries, can’t afford hearing aids. That is also a problem in the United States where hearing aids are not covered by Medicare or private insurers.
A promising alternative to a standard device is a solar-powered hearing aid called Solar Ear, which was originally manufactured in Bostwana and has since been brought to other countries by its inventor, Howard Weinstein.
Solar Ear is currently available in 30 countries for a little over $100; plans are underway for a launch in the United States within the next two years.
The advantage of a solar-powered hearing aid is not only its low cost (as compared to conventional hearing devices), but also the fact that it is environmentally friendly and does not contribute to pollution the way non-rechargeable batteries do when not properly recycled.
To learn more about Solar Powered Hearing Aids and the innovative technology behind them visit: Solar-Powered Hearing Aids Bring Relief to Needy around the World.