Now you can even recycle your old hearing aids

PUBLISHED: 10:52 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:58 15 June 2010

MORE than 50 people in the Third World can hear again - thanks to an innovative recycling scheme in Honiton.

MORE than 50 people in the Third World can hear again - thanks to an innovative recycling scheme in Honiton.Others are set to benefit in the future as Honiton Hearing Centre continues to recycle aids donated by local residents.The equipment is refurbished by inmates at a north of England prison, work organised by the British society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, before being distributed via Lions International. "The people of Honiton have been very generous," said hearing aid audiologist and Honiton Hearing Centre partner Colin Eaton. "It is wonderful that our local collection will make a real difference to people in another country by helping them with their hearing and improving the quality of their lives."Mr Eaton added: "If anyone has an unwanted hearing aid, even old NHS ones, please pop in and drop it in the box. It is not an exaggeration to say that the improved hearing it will give could dramatically change someone's life.


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