These Solar-Powered Hearing Aids Are Helping Kids In Developing Countries

This young woman is making the future sound positive for all kids.

Grace O'Brien, 18, is the founder of Ears for Years -- a nonprofit that distributes low-cost, solar-powered hearing aids to children in developing countries, USA Today reported. The college freshman has distributed the devices, which are sustainable and environmentally friendly, to kids in five different countries around the globe so far, with plans to reach more families in need in 2016.

"This hearing aid is giving them a chance to escape poverty," O'Brien told the news outlet. "It's giving them the chance to get a valid education and I think that's really amazing."