Ultra-Low-Cost Hearing Aid Could Address Age-Related Hearing Loss Worldwide

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The LoCHAid uses widely available, off the shelf components that together cost less than $1 in bulk quantities. (Credit: Craig Bromley)

 

Georgia Tech Assistant Professor M. Saad Bhamla assembles a prototype LoCHAid, an ultra-low-cost hearing aid built with a 3D-printed case and components that cost less than $1. (Credit: Craig Bromley)

Georgia Tech Assistant Professor M. Saad Bhamla led a research team to develop the LoCHAid, an ultra-low-cost hearing aid built with a 3D-printed case and components that cost less than $1. (Credit: Craig Bromley)

The LoCHAid is built from standard electronic components housed in a 3D-printed shell. The prototype resembles a wearable music player.