Tech that goes further

In our field, we have gone beyond our thinking
and enabled technology to serve our society
by recycling old phones and turning them into hearing amplifiers
that improve the sense of hearing for everyone.

In our field, we have gone beyond our thinking and enabled technology to serve our society by recycling old phones and turning them into hearing amplifiers that improve the sense of hearing for everyone.

Olayan Al Wetaid | President of stc group

Turning old phones
into new hearing amplifiers

 The Hearing Trade project unites innovation and sustainability to improve the lives of millions of people with hearing loss. An open-source design utilizes parts of used phones to create accessible hearing amplifiers.

The tech is in your hands.

Go further with it.

Being the region’s digital enabler, we took it upon ourselves to serve our community. Hearing loss affects 1 in 4 people in Saudi Arabia; not all have the means to pursue adequate treatment or devices.

In 2022 alone, 5,3 billion phones were discarded around the world.

Only 17% of this waste is recycled.

Our design repurposes microphones, speakers, chips, and batteries, parts found in every phone model, diminishing electronic waste.
It also uses spare metal and plastic parts to build electric conduits and 3D-printed cases.

Fits your lifestyle

Designed with an aesthetic that borrows from jewelry design, the Hearing Trade devices feel less like medical-aid devices and more like precious accessories that people would want to wear.

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