Indian-American Student,16, Invents Low-Cost Hearing Aid
Houston: A 16-year-old IndianAmerican boy has created a low-cost hearing aid costing $60 to help those who cannot afford expensive devices. The device, which can be used with even the cheapest set of headphones, is built to first test hearing by playing several different sounds at seven different frequencies through headphones. It then programmes itself to be a hearing aid, amplifying volume based on the test results. “It eliminates the need for a doctor altogether. It is really, in essence, just amplifiers, just increase the volume based on how much hearing loss you have and it is crazy that they cost $1,500 each, when you can do it for $ 60,” said Mukund Venkatakrishnan of Kentucky’s Louisville city .