Solar Ear Hearing Aid HD-48

Solar Ear

The Solar Ear Hearing Aid HD-48 is a Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instrument that is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. The hearing aid uses rechargeable batteries that are charged with a solar powered battery charger. The solar battery charger was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2012 Compendium of Innovative Technologies for Low-Resource Settings.

Product description

The Solar Ear Hearing Aid HD-48 is a Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instrument that is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. The hearing aid uses rechargeable batteries that are charged with a solar powered battery charger. The solar battery charger was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2012 Compendium of Innovative Technologies for Low-Resource Settings.

Target region(s)

Global.

Distributors/implementing organizations

Solar Ear, Auto Alternative Nig LTD, INOVA Centro Auditivo, ONG Instituto de Rehabilitación de Valparaíso, Rejoice Hearing Systems

Market suggested retail price

The HD-48 is $99.95 USD individually and $184.95 with four batteries and solar charger.Interview with representative Solar Ear products are sold to distributors at a 40% discount.Interview with representative

Competitive landscape
SDG targeted

Goal 3: to promote good health and well-being.

Support the roughly 360 million people living with disabling hearing loss globally of which the majority reside in low- and middle-income countries. Fewer than 3% of people who need a hearing aid in low- and middle-income countries actually have one.

Target user(s)

Hearing impaired individuals.

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