Solar Ear
Hearing Aid

Health

A solar charger with 2 rechargeable hearing aid batteries (#13 or #675). These batteries can fit any behind the ear (BTE) hearing aid and last 2 to 3 years, versus a normal battery which lasts 1 week. Solar charger can be charged via sun, household light or using a Nokia cell phone charger. Product invented by and assembled by people who are deaf.

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Detailed Description: 

A solar charger with 2 rechargeable hearing aid batteries (#13 or #675). These batteries can fit any behind the ear (BTE) hearing aid and last 2 to 3 years, versus a normal battery which lasts 1 week. Solar charger can be charged via sun, household light or using a Nokia cell phone charger. Product invented by and assembled by people who are deaf.

Key features:

  • Recharged by a clean and unlimited energy (solar power)
  • Load control regulated by microcontroller which indicates when the battery is being charged and when the solar charger needs to be re-energized 
  • 1 compartment for recharging the battery inside the hearing aid and 2 compartments to recharge the batteries directly
Helping the hearing impaired with solar-powered hearing aids
Price: 
$57.95 (FOB Brazil)
Price Comments: 
40% discount when 10 or more are purchased
Ships From: 
Brazil
Shipping Restrictions: 
None
Delivery Lead Time: 
48 hours after receiving payment.
Warranty & Return Policy: 

2 year full warranty

Additional Information: 
  • Recharged by a clean and unlimited energy (solar power)
  • Load control regulated by microcontroller which indicates when the battery is being charged and when the solar charger needs to be re-energized 
  • 1 compartment for recharging the battery inside the hearing aid and 2 compartments to recharge the batteries directly
  • Electrical connection input from 5V up to 11V
Technical Overview: 

Size 12.3 cm X 8.7 cm X 2.6 cm 

Weight 149 grams 

Average Product Lifespan: 
3-5 years hearing aid, solar charger 2-3 years battery, versus 1 week
Available Support: 
Tech support via email or skype
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Kopernik in action:
10 October 2011
Trying out Q Drum at Global Festa Japan 2011

Global Festa Japan 2011 »

Earlier this month, Kopernik participated in the Global Festa Japan 2011, the largest annual gathering of NGOs, government agencies, international organizations and embassies in Japan. The event was held over two days (October 1st and 2nd) in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo. More than 280 groups concerned with international cooperation participated in the event. This year’s theme was 'KIZUNA: the bonds that tie us together — Japan and the world join hands'.

By Hiromi Tengeji

Kopernik in action:
12 April 2011

Feedback from Miyagi »

To date, a total of 2,348 solar lights (d.light S10) and 50 sets of solar powered hearing aids (Solar Ear) have reached the tsunami affected area in Japan. One of our partners, the Secretariat for the support to the hearing impaired, has just shared some feedback from hearing impaired recipients of the S10s. 'These solar lights are extremely useful'. 'Flashlights can only light up a small area, but with this S10, an entire room can become bright. We used to point the flashlights to the hands when we speak, but because the solar lights can be hung, they free up our hands, and so we can communicate with sign language easily'.

By Toshi Nakamura

Inventor stories:
09 October 2010
Howard Weinstein

Howard Weinstein, Solar Ear »

There are an estimated 600 million people worldwide with a hearing impediment. Add the challenge of poverty, coupled with the circumstances of single parenthood, and you have the makings of what entrepreneur Howard Weinstein describes as “without a doubt and there is no close second the toughest job in the world. A single mom with a disability in a developing country is my hero.”

By Ewa Wojkowska

Inventor stories:
09 October 2010
Howard Weinstein

Howard Weinstein, Solar Ear »

There are an estimated 600 million people worldwide with a hearing impediment. Add the challenge of poverty, coupled with the circumstances of single parenthood, and you have the makings of what entrepreneur Howard Weinstein describes as “without a doubt and there is no close second the toughest job in the world. A single mom with a disability in a developing country is my hero.”

By Ewa Wojkowska