Hearing Aid is looking for support to create an online shop where they sell high quality devices at a much lower price. Each ordered device will come with a voucher which can be redeemed at one of project partner audiologists, who will adjust the device according to the customer’s needs. Hearing Aid want to create a paradigm shift in the way the hearing aids are sold, first, in Switzerland and eventually across the worldwide.
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Hearing… It’s one of the most important aspects of living. Whether listening to the unbridled laughter of children, the simple pleasure of enjoying your favorite music, or just listening to a bird singing, hearing enables us to embrace the world through sound.
About 360 million people around the world suffer from hearing loss… In fact, it’s the third most common chronic illness in the world.
Despite what some might think, aging is not the only reason. Hearing loss can also be caused by infectious diseases, accidents, exposure to noise pollution or just by genetics.
The demand for hearing aids is rising exponentially around the world and is expected to reach $8 billion by 2018.
Shockingly, there’s a vast difference between the actual cost and the price consumers pay for hearing aids. The manufacturing cost for a good hearing aid is just $50, but the devices are marked up to $5000… sometimes more. Which translates into very hefty profit margins.
With your support, we will create an online shop where we will sell high quality devices at a much lower price. Each ordered device will come with a voucher reedemable at one of our partner audiologists, who will adjust the device according to the customer’s needs.
We want to create a paradigm shift in the way the hearing aids are sold, initially in Switzerland and eventually across the worldwide.
That’s not all…
Most manufacturers neglect developing countries because the profit margins are so low. This means people with low income in developing countries are unable to buy a good quality hearing aid.
The World Health Organization estimates that the annual need for hearing aids in developing countries has reached at least 32 million units.
Our profits will go towards equipping children around the world with hearing aids that will improve their lives and turn them into thriving members of the community.
We will make one child hear for each sold one.
Later we will be able to raise this to two hearing aid.
Without assistance, they will not be able to attend normal schools like other children, or hold down regular jobs, often leaving them socially isolated.
You can help by investing in our online hearing aid shop. Your investment will help many thousands of people live to their full potential.
So join in. Together, we can make a difference across the globe.
Let us be heard.