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Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, Accessibility Boss Darryl Adams Talk Building Hearing Health Tech And More In Interview
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.
May 19, 2023,06:58pm EDT|
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Intel is working on making hearing health tech, including hearing aids, more accessible.
Most people don’t associate Intel with accessibility. They should.
In commemorating Global Accessibility Awareness Day this week, the Santa Clara-based chipmaker behemoth announced an initiative in which they’re using technology to help make hearing aids more accessible to everyone. In a press release, Intel said it’s partnering with non-profit startup 3DP4ME to deliver 3D-printed, custom-fit hearing aids to children in Jordan, where a pilot program is currently being run. Intel notes that in the United States, and in many places around the globe, hearing aids are prohibitively expensive. “The application of 3D printing increases access to hearing aids because it is faster and less expensive than traditional manufacturing methods,” Intel wrote.
The joint venture with 3DP4ME is the latest in what Intel describes as “several” ongoing projects happening [...]
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