The world is about to be doomed! I just received reports several days ago from battery manufacturing companies that the metallic chemical elements such as Lithium and Zinc used to produce both disposable and rechargeable batteries have just run out. While there are still enough batteries to provide every cochlear implant recipients at least another three more months worth of disposable battery usage and one more year for rechargeable batteries, we will need to resort to other solutions to allow us to continue to hear for the rest of our life.
Don’t fret. As soon as I received the reports, I made several contacts with engineers for cochlear implants to find out what solution they have found to allow cochlear implant recipients to continue to hear without batteries and without having to be plugged into the wall.
Fortunately, the sun has another 4.5 billion years before it turns into a red dwarf and so, that means that we can rely on solar panels to power anything! The engineers worked very quickly around the clock in the past few days to create solar panels made specially for cochlear implant recipients.
The solar panel sits on the head, on the side where the sound processor is located. Bilateral cochlear implant recipients will of course have two solar panels, one for each ear. The solar panel is connected via the headpiece. As long as we wear the solar panels with the sound processors, we will continually be able to hear very well and be on the go without having to be plugged into the wall all day.
Solar panels for cochlear implants can be purchased at these following stores: