Developments in Research and Technology: Solar-Powered Hearing AidBy Ross, Mark; Hearing Loss Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 35
Publication Date: March/April 2003
Article discussing the Solar-Powered Hearing Aid, which was developed by a hearing aid manufacturer in Botswana, Africa. The hearing aid includes a telecoil, tone control, rechargeable batteries, and a solar charger. When the unit is placed in the sun, the batteries can be fully charged within five hours. According to the author, the Solar-Powered Hearing Aid should prove to be effective in providing a low-cost alternative to high-price batteries in developing regions of the world.
Published by: Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) (Website:http://www.hearingloss.org)
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