Keeping track of hearing aids

Read about a local inventor's invention to prevent people losing hearing aids.

 This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 49 - August 2015.

City Limits Magazine Issue 49 2015 Front Cover

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A woman who signed up for a course to learn how to run a small business has invented a device to prevent people losing their hearing aids.

Maria Tsounis hit upon the idea of attaching a hearing aid to a pair of glasses after being asked to write a wish list for a new product.

As someone who has tried wearing a hearing aid, Maria was aware how easy they are to lose.

“Hearing aids are expensive so I thought they should be kept secure by attaching them to a pair of glasses,” Maria, 59, said.

“I suggested the invention during a course visit to Flinders University’s New Venture Institute.

“First year engineering students created a CAD drawing and specifications and I’m now looking how to take the idea to the next step.”

Maria attended Glandore Community Centre’s Adult Community Education social enterprise course – Make money from your hobbies earlier this year.

For more information about Adult Community Education courses, contact Sarah Lesses on 8371 1139 or email


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