Teen invents noise-canceling earbuds made from recycled plastic

ARLINGTON, Va (KTRK) -- A teenager in Virginia has invented a pair of noise-canceling earbuds made from recycled plastic.

Ela Gokcigdem, 17, calls them "e-pearls" and says they will sell for just $25.

Gokcigdem's invention initially won her a gift card worth $100, then she won $1,000 in a National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) regional competition. The next step? The nationals.

She says she wanted to create her own noise-canceling technology because she gets distracted easily.
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