These Affordable Hearing Aids Allow African Children to Attend School

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 28, 2015
References: deaftronics & fastcodesign
Thanks to 'Deaftronics,' deaf students in Africa and other developing countries can now have access to affordable hearing aids that are sustainably solar-powered. This means children and families don't have to worry about the batteries dying and being unable to afford replacements.

Oftentimes, the short-term benefits are only looked at in aid projects, leading to situations like NGOs delivering hearing aids that will simply be useless in one month. However, these solar-powered hearing aids solve that problem, lasting for three years or 500 charges by either the sun or, conveniently, fluorescent lighting as well.

Deaftronics' batteries are compatible with 80 percent of hearing aid batteries and also have a USB port so that phones can be charged as well. Now organizations can deliver these affordable hearing aids and know that they will last longer, having a greater effect.