Jan 2, 2013 If a $100 mobile phone is possible, then Help Them Hear should be able to manufacture a $100 hearing aid (or less) and make hearing aids accessible to the poor. http://www.uv10.com/mobile-internet-usage-takes-off-in-brazil-_801514866/
Dec 28, 2012 – A sobering statistic, and an opportunity: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that hearing impairment is the most common sensory deficit in human populations, affecting more than 250 million people in the world.
Availability of power is one of the issues preventing hearing aid use in remote areas. Interesting solution: Solar Ear – The Hearing Aid Power for the World? http://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearinginternational/2012/solar-ear-the-hearing-aid-power-for-the-world/
Nov 8, 2012 – “Help Them Hear” update. Call with fantastic volunteers Ching Chiao and Frank Michlick. Logo/website development initiated. The search for manufacturing partners begins. Help Them Hear will provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. Like us!
New York Times: The Hunt for the Affordable Hearing Aid. Help Them Hear will go directly to the manufacturing plants. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/22/the-hunt-for-an-affordable-hearing-aid/