Hearing Powered by the Sun – Batteries for hearing aids typically cost a hundred dollars a year, making hearing aids even more unaffordable for those living in poverty. Not only are batteries expensive, but electricity is hard to come by in many developing countries. Just received this hearing aid, solar charger and hearing aid …
Honored to have Erik K. Grimmelmann, Ph.D., Vice Chairman and Executive Director, New York Technology Council join the Help Them Hear Advisory Board https://helpthemhear.org/advisory-board/
Help Them Hear is honored to have Dimity Dornan, Founder and Executive Director of Hear and Say join the Help Them Hear Advisory Board https://helpthemhear.org/advisory-board/. Help Them Hear now has advisers in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific. A global team for a global cause.
Excited to announce Tjidde Luhrs of InEars Systems, has joined the Help Them Hear Advisory Board https://helpthemhear.org/advisory-board/ Many thanks for the great work he has already done. I call Tjidde, “Our Man of Action in The Netherlands.”
People with hearing impairment face daunting challenges in communicating their needs for basic services, and accessing services. Secretary of the Tanzania Association of the Deaf (TAD) Kibaha District Tatu Kondo says, “Our members for example could not be understood with people at the hospital where they went for medical service. Which means it was difficult to …
In addition to not being able to afford hearing aids, hearing impairment is more common in those who are not well off. http://www.hear-it.org/Hearing-loss-more-widespread-among-those-less-well-off
Thank you Tjidde Luhrs for starting to collect used hearing aids for distribution to those in developing countries. Lots more to do, but building an inventory now! Action is good!
Feb 28, 2013 – Excited about a call I had this morning with Howard Weinstein of Solar Ear! They’ve created a low cost hearing aid, and long lasting battery they are providing to children in developing countries. We are discussing collaboration and potential partnership. You can read more about their program here (english language available) …
Feb 9, 2013 – WHO Report: “Less than 1% of hearing impaired individuals use hearing aids in developing countries, while in developed countries the rate ranges from 10% to 40%.”
Feb 8, 2012 – Shortage of trained audiologists in India. is a good enough test possible with an app? A possibility Help Them Hear intends to investigate http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-31/chennai/36657715_1_audiologists-impairment-shortage