sealCheck: Smartphone acoustic seal testAccording to the World Health Organisation, noise exposure is the single biggest cause of preventable hearing loss (Sminkey, 2015). Did you know that an improper fit of earplugs may cause an acoustic leak that is not readily visible and can significantly reduce protection levels? Earplugs are a solution only if it forms a seal that ensures that the loud noises only reach the ear through the filter inside the earplug that serves to protect against harmful noise.
Read more 08/15/2018
Nelson Mandela Day screening children for hearing problemsOn Wednesday the 18th of June, the hearX Group team had the privilege to visit Laerskool Generaal Beyers for Nelson Mandela Day. We celebrated this very special day by screening the hearing of over 100 school children using our hearScreen technology.
Read more 08/15/2018
App-based hearing screenings for 10’000 children in needThe project #HearSouthAfrica uses modern cost-efficient technology to screen children in need for hearing loss in low-income regions.
Read more 07/16/2018
Milestone ISO 13485 Certification for hearX groupAfter two years of hard work in making sure our hearing health technology complies with international standards, hearX Group is proud to announce that we are now ISO 13485 certified.
Read more 06/22/2018
hearKiosk: the all in one, easy-to-use, self-test kiosk to screen for hearing loss and a must have for any healthcare providerThis hearing screening self-test provides an individual concerned with his/her hearing easy onscreen instructions, practice, screening and accurately identifies hearing loss within under 3 minutes. This hearing screening kiosk is designed to ensure an engaging consumer self-test experience with its simple, user-friendly design for self-screening.
Read more 06/18/2018
PRODUCT REVEAL: WORLD FIRST IN-EAR SOUND TRACKING APP – dbTrackA lifetime of music. That’s what we want everyone to enjoy.
Read more 05/08/2018
hearX Group releases 2017/18 Annual Impact ReportThe hearX Group was established in 2015 with our core passion and vision being ‘healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere’.
Read more 05/07/2018
hearDigits - hearX Groups hearing health self screening testHearing loss is the silent epidemic, an invisible, and therefore often underestimated, disabling condition impacting both children and adults negatively.
Read more 05/06/2018
hearTest - Innovative smartphone audiometer, a new era for audiometryAudiometry is the science of evaluating a person’s hearing status by measuring the person’s hearing range and hearing sensitivity, using an audiometer. Pure-tone audiometry is one of the methods used to determine the person’s hearing thresholds at different frequencies.
Read more 05/03/2018
South African startup to launch US National Screening AppThe American Academy of Audiology is launching a hearing screening app this summer. The mobile application, hearScreen USA , available on most smart phones, will be revealed and showcased at the Academy’s upcoming annual conference April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. It has been created in collaboration with the hearX Group and is the first U.S. mobile comprehensive hearing screening application in the U.S. By using the free app (available in iOS and Android), the public will be able to test their hearing through screening and receive an accurate detection of hearing loss. In addition, the app offers personalized hearing tracking, and (unlike any other app,) it has an in-app patient-centered Ida Institute decision support tool, namely ‘Why Improve My Hearing?’. It will also link to the closest audiologist, if a hearing problem is detected.
Read more 04/05/2018
Global report recommends hearTest App for hearing assessment in TB patientsTuberculosis (TB) is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Treatment of drug-resistant TB also contributes to permanent hearing loss globally. A recent report by KNCV, Challenge TB and USAID, in consultation with the WHO, released a report entitled, Audiometry in the Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. This influential global report recommends the hearX Group’s smartphone-based audiometer called hearTest for ototoxicity monitoring of TB patients. This innovative mobile hearing health application for hearing tests, is listed in the report as one of only four audiometers that test beyond 8000 Hz and the only one available on a smartphone.
Read more 02/21/2018
South Africans ‘Hear the Future’ with the hearZA® App this World Hearing DaySouth Africans ‘Hear the Future’ with the hearZA® App this World Hearing Day
Read more 02/12/2018
hearX Group recognised with several prestigious awards in 20172017 was a great year for the hearX Group, with several major awards recognising our products and innovation.
Read more 02/12/2018
‘3E’ project team exceed expectations!Hear the World project team exceeds goals.
Read more 01/29/2018
hearX launches updated version of hearDigitsThe latest version of hearDigits has been launched by hearX Group and is now available to health professionals.
Read more 11/21/2017
HearX Group announced as finalist in TT100 Awards ProgrammeHearX Group has been selected as a finalist in this year’s TT100 Awards Programme run by The Da Vinci Institute, one of South Africa’s premier awards programmes.
Read more 11/07/2017
Government support for ECD screening is vital for academic successSensory impairments have a huge impact on childhood development and academic success. In low and middle income countries (LMICs), early detection services are inaccessible due to prohibitive costs and lack of trained personnel.
Read more 09/25/2017
hearX announced as finalist in Accenture Innovation Index AwardshearX Group is one of three finalists in the Accenture Innovation Index Awards for our hearScreen™ concept, and a finalist in the Master Innovator category for companies with a turnover of less than R35m per annum.
Read more 09/24/2017
hearX Group launches Tirelo Bosha projecthearX Group, in partnership with UP Enterprises and CoT, has launched the Tirelo Bosha project with a target of screening 70,000 adults and children in Tshwane over the next 18 months. The project will be concluded by November 2018 using our hearScreen, hearTest and hearScope mobile health applications.
Read more 09/05/2017
Free hearing tests for Deaf Awareness MonthIn acknowledgement of global Deaf Awareness Month in September, hearX will be working with several media partners to promote ear health using our hearDigits self-screening test. The hearDigits widget will be given to them free of charge for the month of September to embed on their websites so that listeners and readers can screen themselves during Deaf Awareness Month.
Read more 08/30/2017
UNESCO-Pearson selects hearScreen™ as a case studyhearScreen™ has been selected as a UNESCO-Pearson case study to promote innovative digital solutions serving low-skilled or low-literate youth and adults to help them participate more effectively in a digital economy and knowledge society.
Read more 08/17/2017
Crowdfunding campaign exceeds expectationshearX’s crowdfunding campaign for hearScope which was launched on IndieGoGo on 1 August, has exceeded 100% of our goal funds of $15 000 in just 96 hours!
Read more 08/10/2017
Disruptive healthcare startup raises more than $2.8 million internationallyThe hearX Group has raised just over $2.8 million from international investors and funding grants in the short 16 months that they have been in operation.
Read more 07/25/2017
hearX launches world-first smartphone otoscopeA world-first smartphone otoscope, hearScope, will be launched on IndieGoGo on 1 August!
This is very exciting news for the hearX team as we continue to broaden our product ‘scope’ in the quest to provide healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere, with our clinically validated smartphone hearing test solutions.
Read more 07/17/2017
hearScreen™ selected as Accelerate2030 finalistWe are very proud to have been selected as one of three finalists from South Africa by Accelerate2030 for our flagship product, hearScreen™.
We will now compete against 49 other projects from around the world for the opportunity to be chosen as one of the 10 projects to participate in the Accelerate2030 programme starting in October.
Read more 07/11/2017