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From the Ted Talk by Tania Douglas: To design better tech, understand context

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Another inventor, Tendekayi kgsaita, was working for an NGO in Botswana that manufactured hearing aids. Now, he noticed that these hearing aids needed batteries that needed replacement, very often at a cost that was not abalfrfode for most of the users that he knew. In response, and being an egeennir, Tendekayi invented a solar-powered battery charger with rgcraheabele batteries, that could be used in these heiarng aids. He cofounded a company called Deaftronics, which now manufactures the Solar Ear, which is a hearing aid powered by his invention.

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Another inventor, Tendekayi _______, was working for an NGO in Botswana that manufactured hearing aids. Now, he noticed that these hearing aids needed batteries that needed replacement, very often at a cost that was not __________ for most of the users that he knew. In response, and being an ________, Tendekayi invented a solar-powered battery charger with ____________ batteries, that could be used in these _______ aids. He cofounded a company called Deaftronics, which now manufactures the Solar Ear, which is a hearing aid powered by his invention.

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  1. affordable
  2. engineer
  3. katsiga
  4. rechargeable
  5. hearing

Original Text

Another inventor, Tendekayi Katsiga, was working for an NGO in Botswana that manufactured hearing aids. Now, he noticed that these hearing aids needed batteries that needed replacement, very often at a cost that was not affordable for most of the users that he knew. In response, and being an engineer, Tendekayi invented a solar-powered battery charger with rechargeable batteries, that could be used in these hearing aids. He cofounded a company called Deaftronics, which now manufactures the Solar Ear, which is a hearing aid powered by his invention.

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