To serve real human needs with practical 3D printing.
Hearing Aid Benefits
If a person can hear, then they can learn to speak. If they can speak, then they can begin to communicate.
Communication leads to building confidence. A person is able to be more self-reliant, in turn boosting their self-esteem.
Building communication and confidence leads to integration into society, which gives hope. Growing with others and dreams of attending school, learning a trade, future employment, and community engagement can become real.
Once we launch our project in Jordan, the goal is to provide
12,000 hearing aids over 5 years.
3D Ear Scan in a Refugee Camp
A 3D model is created in our cloud server.
Immediately our 3D modeler can download the file, finish designing, then start 3D printing.
"IF I COULD HAVE ONLY ONE OF MY SENSES THEN I WOULD CHOOSE HEARING, THEN I WOULDN'T FEEL SO ALL ALONE."
When he was starting out his journey discovering the potential of 3D printing to serve real human needs, Jason, our 3dp4me founder, did heaps of research on providers of new 3D ear scanning technology. Finally, Jason uncovered a treasure — Lantos Technologies, based in metro-Boston, Massachusetts. He called Lantos and began to share the 3dp4me[…]
Br. Andrew secured a short-term office for the Hearing Express Project here in Jordan. The 100-year old patrician’s house is owned by an affluent family from Salt. A few years ago it was restored, it was brought back into its original state by Br. Andrew and others. The owner was kind enough to offer the[…]
Thanks to Lou Ponsi, for writing this wonderful article. Also, a big thanks to John Canalis for initially taking Jason’s phone call and helping him through the process. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/tn-wknd-et-hearing-aids-20181114-story.html
Turkia and her family came to Jordan as refugees from Syria about six years ago. She has three children with disabilities, and as with most Syrians, they depend on aid for living. Turkia’s three-year-old, Ahmed, is hearing impaired. About a year and half ago, he received hearing aids from an organization, but, sadly, he did[…]
DETAX has committed to provide training for 3dp4me in Jordan. DETAX is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of high quality medical products. For more than 65 years, DETAX have been developing biocompatible silicones, light curing resins and high performance 3D composites for medial applications. As medical device manufacturer, DETAX is certified according to the[…]
Thank you Kathy! We appreciate your help from the beginning of 3dp4me. You provided support in many different ways. Sometimes the best support was a listening ear. Exciting to announce that Suzanne Kindschy has joined the 3pd4me team as our new corporate secretary! She brings a strong administration and leadership gifts. She has an[…]
Thanks Donnie Crevier and the Crevier Family Foundation! You are one of our first donors. Donnie, you are such a class act. You have always been so generous and kind to me. I appreciate your friendship. I have always admired the way you stop and treasure each person you meet. Recently one of our 3dp4me[…]
I was excited to finally get to meet Maher, a jovial 22-year-old Jordanian, brimming with all the dreams of any other young man. The unique thing about Maher, however, is that he has a severe hearing impairment. Even more unique is his determination to thrive in a hearing world and in a strong and beautiful[…]