Producing Lower Cost Hearing Devices

Hearing for Children is an organization that is working to create a low-cost cochlear implant (LCCI) to serve the majority of the world’s deaf. Present devices are too expensive, and the the organization offers one solution.
Another similar effort from Project Impact is working to develop low-cost hearing aids.
These are admirable organizations who are working to provide a product to those who can’t afford it otherwise. No doubt, the Deaf culture won’t be happy with such organizations, but it is not their business nor their choice to make. Every person should have a choice and not base their decisions on whether or not they can afford it. Instead, it should be whether or not they want it.