Bots hearing aid technology targets 40m clients

Deaftronics Employee
Deaftronics Employee

As Botswana celebrates independence this week, perhaps one of the success stories of the achievement of a nation is the coming of age of Botswana -born technology that produces solar-ears, a long lasing hearing aid technology that recharges by solar power.

The solar ear can last for five years, and costs about P3,000 or $600 and is considered affordable by world standards, where common hearing aid devices cost about P9,000.

Located in Riverwalk Mall (Gaborone), the company that manufactures the solar ear, Deaftronics was born out of a non-profit entity called Godisang Trust, whose former employees, all with hearing aid difficulties, and well trained in the technology, commercialised the solar-ear technology.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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