Globally, 1 in 6 adults have some degree of hearing loss, of these individuals fewer than 20% use hearing aids.
ExCio, a Hearing-Aid plus Bluetooth Headset Combo, will enable those in need of help to overcome the two basic barriers to the use of hearing aids, namely, high cost and social stigma. ExCio, besides being a hearing-aid, looks and functions just like any other Bluetooth headsets, so it takes away the self-consciousness of being labelled as deaf. It costs about 1/10th of a mid-range traditional hearing device, but loaded with added innovative features...active noise cancellation, 5 user-controlled hearing profiles, 8+ hours of assisted hearing, and 4X recharge via a carrying case doubling as an on-the-go power charger. Moreover, it is patent protected, and will come with a one-year warranty.