Here is a case where a company has begun making something that many of us need, but maybe not been able to afford...until now!
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
The ability to hear is a wonderful thing. Sadly, many people don’t have it. It is estimated that around 300 million people around the world suffer from some form of hearing impairment. In the United States alone, as much as 20 percent of the population report some degree of hearing loss. Although the condition is manageable through hearing aids, a lot of people simply can’t afford them. With the device costing up to US$4,000 a pair, spending money on hearing aids just wasn’t an option for many—until now.
Sound World Solutions, a Chicago based company, has created a prototype of hearing aids that use one of the most common technologies today—Bluetooth. It functions just as clearly as other hearing aids, but unlike conventional models, the Bluetooth hearing aids can be easily adjusted using your smartphone. The volume, treble, bass, and all the other sound options of the hearing aids can be attuned with a slide of a finger, eliminating the numerous visits needed to constantly readjust the device. The best part is that, at only US$300, more patients will now be able to afford the ability to hear.
I find it very comforting that some businesses out there are still trying to improve the quality of life for people, and are not placing the profit before the need.( Does that make sense the way I said it?) Anyway, I think this is a very good thing!
Let's have our coffee in the kitchen this morning. I have gingerbread in the oven, and I need to watch it!