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Hearing Express™ Project

What is the Hearing Express™ Project?

This is our first project, which is focused on improving access to hearing aids for underserved communities in Jordan by leveraging a tech for good solution.

Who do we serve?

Our beneficiaries come from all over the country of Jordan. We provide hearing aids to refugees and Jordanians alike. Our initial focus was fitting 52 children, both boys and girls, who suffer from hearing loss. This Fall, our goal is to provide another 50 children hearing aids.

How do we provide accessibility?

Through restored hearing, children and adults are able to participate in society without suffering the limitations of hearing loss. In that way, their dignity is restored, and they gain additional access to education and potential work opportunities.

Watch these videos to see the impact on children's lives!

"If I could have only one of my senses then I would choose hearing, then I wouldn't feel so all alone."

Helen Keller

Pilot Details

From Successful Pilot to Sustainable Scale

Sham, a little 6-year-old girl in excitement of hearing again, cried out to her dad, “Papa!” as the smile on her face was ear to ear.

In April 2023, 3DP4ME successfully completed our Hearing Express pilot in Jordan. We provided 52 children (ages 6 -12 years for girls and boys equally), who suffer from hearing loss with high quality hearing aid solutions.

Overall Project Goals

1) To provide 12,000 hearing aids to 4,000 individuals who are in need of mono-lateral fitting (1/3) and 4,000 individuals who are in need of bi-lateral fitting (2/3).

2) To enable children who are hard of hearing to enroll in mainstream education and improve the potential for future employability, and to facilitate inclusion, employment, and full participation in society by elderly persons who are hard-of-hearing.

3) To dramatically boost the hope of living a functional life for children and adults who are hard-of-hearing, thereby enabling them to better contribute to the wealth of the nation.

The Project Carrier

Government of Jordan
Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD)

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid-Al-Hussein, President of the HCD, with Project Lead Jason Szolomayer.

Project Lead

3DP4ME- 3D Printing for ME (Middle East)”

Jason Szolomayer is the point person for the Hearing ExpressTM Project in Jordan.

We plan to establish and cultivate a reproducible, sustainable model, leveraging 3D printing and 3D ear scanning technology.

We are focused on a cost-recovery model for long-term sustainability.

*80% pays for the hearing aid electronics, 3D custom ear molds, and traditional or rechargeable batteries.
20% goes towards covering our operating costs.