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Solar Ear - GSBI 2010 - Factsheet

Solar Ear - GSBI 2010 - Factsheet

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L O W E R I N G H E A R I N G I M PA I R M E N T B Y M A N U F A C TURING SOL AR POWERED HEARING AIDS M ADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF

Solar Ear - Instituto CEFAC - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Sao Paulo, Brazil Established: 1999 Impact Areas: Botswana, Brazil, Type: Non-Profit/NGO Sectors: Health, Equality & Social
Justice

Problem Statement:

Mexico, Palestine - West Bank (2010)

There are 600 million hearing impaired people in the world and two-thirds of them are living in developing
L O W E R I N G H E A R I N G I M PA I R M E N T B Y M A N U F A C TURING SOL AR POWERED HEARING AIDS M ADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF

Solar Ear - Instituto CEFAC - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Sao Paulo, Brazil Established: 1999 Impact Areas: Botswana, Brazil, Type: Non-Profit/NGO Sectors: Health, Equality & Social
Justice

Problem Statement:

Mexico, Palestine - West Bank (2010)

There are 600 million hearing impaired people in the world and two-thirds of them are living in developing

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| www.solarear.com.br | solarear@solarear.com.br | +55 11 26149241 |
“Since inception, 10,000 hearing aids, 20,000 chargers and 50,000 batteries have been sold at a low cost, impacting thousands of people through enhanced economic productivity, while decreasing the number of discarded batteries by 50 million.” - 
 Anita Moura, Project Manager
Problem Statement:
There are 600 million hearing impaired people in the world andtwo-thirds of them are living in developing countries. Only 8 mil-lion hearing aids are produced per year and the battery typicallycosts $1 and lasts up to a week which is very expensive to buyand maintain.
Theory of Change:
Solar Ear improves the ability forpeople who are deaf to become pro-ductive members of society by provid-ing affordable, solar powered hearingaids, employment in its hearing aidmanufacturing center and education
through certied health centers to
identify and prevent hearing disor-ders.
Headquarters: 
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Established: 
1999
Impact Areas: 
Botswana, Brazil,Mexico, Palestine - West Bank (2010)
Type: 
Non-Prot/NGO
Sectors: 
Health, Equality & SocialJustice
Staff Size: 
12 and 3 volunteers
 Annual Budget:
$300,000
Major Funders:
Lemelson Foun-dation USA, CEFAC Brazil, CISEPO
 Awards:
 
Tech Award - EconomicDevelopment, American Academyof Audiology Humanitarian Award, Ashoka Fellowship, Lemelson Fellow-
ship, Peter A Silverman Global Health
Scholar; Souring Hope Award; Inno-tec
Solar Ear - Instituto CEFAC - GSBI™ Class of 2010
LOWERING HEARING IMPAIRMENT BY MANUFAC-TURING SOLAR POWERED HEARING AIDS MADEBY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF
Solution:
Solar Ear’s mission is to serve the hearing impaired indeveloping countries using a unique model of manufactur-ing affordable, solar powered hearing aids with local deaf workers who are trained to perform at a world-class level.Solar Ear manufactures and markets hearing aids at a tenthof the price of others and reduces battery expenses by 50
times through NGO partners and distributors.

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