Title

A Device to Assist in Removing and Inserting Hearing Aid Batteries

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

My target audience was people who suffer from hearing loss and wear hearing aids, more specifically people with arthritis. People who have hearing loss are more likely to develop depression. When an individual's communication becomes limited due to hearing loss, basic communication can feel effortful and exhausting. My device will help people put in and take out their hearing aid batteries because that is one of the main reasons people don't wear their hearing aids. My motivation for this problem is my great-grandparents. Both of them have hearing aids but they wait to change out their batteries until one of my family members because the task is very difficult and frustrating for them. So this can lead to a long time without having functional hearing aids so if I make a tool that my great-grandparents can use easily they will be more likely to have functioning hearing aids more often. To make my tool I will use a Pen, Hearing aid, Hearing aid batteries, Double-sided tape, and non-toxic special rubber. I will collect the time on how long it takes the volunteer to put in the hearing aid battery and take it out. I will use a bar graph to represent my data. By using a bar graph I can show multiple people multiple times.

Location

BS 202

Start Date

3-25-2023 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 9:30 AM

A Device to Assist in Removing and Inserting Hearing Aid Batteries

BS 202

My target audience was people who suffer from hearing loss and wear hearing aids, more specifically people with arthritis. People who have hearing loss are more likely to develop depression. When an individual's communication becomes limited due to hearing loss, basic communication can feel effortful and exhausting. My device will help people put in and take out their hearing aid batteries because that is one of the main reasons people don't wear their hearing aids. My motivation for this problem is my great-grandparents. Both of them have hearing aids but they wait to change out their batteries until one of my family members because the task is very difficult and frustrating for them. So this can lead to a long time without having functional hearing aids so if I make a tool that my great-grandparents can use easily they will be more likely to have functioning hearing aids more often. To make my tool I will use a Pen, Hearing aid, Hearing aid batteries, Double-sided tape, and non-toxic special rubber. I will collect the time on how long it takes the volunteer to put in the hearing aid battery and take it out. I will use a bar graph to represent my data. By using a bar graph I can show multiple people multiple times.