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For Community Hearing
Screening Projects



your community-based hearing screening solution

your community-based hearing screening solution
Hearing loss is a prevalent but neglected disease, especially in low- or middle-income countries.

hearScreen® offers a solution that enables affordable and accessible hearing screening in communities.

ACCESSIBLE & AFFORDABLE HEARING SCREENING
FOR UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

hearScreen® is an award-winning hearing screening audiometer on a smartphone. The hearScreen® hardware and software solution equips health workers to overcome barriers of traditional hearing screening at a fraction of the cost and time. The user-friendly design allows minimally trained heath workers to conduct community-based hearing screenings within an integrated mHealth framework.


*Training or certification requirements may apply within certain territories to allow an individual to conduct hearing screening. Consult your local regulatory body for any applicable restrictions.

Now available in
English, Spanish and French

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A SOLUTION TO GLOBAL HEARING LOSS
800 000 plus patients screened worldwide with hearScreen
Accurate hearing
screenings with
MINIMAL TRAINING
Trusted by professionals as a hearing screening solution in 39 countries
Used by
PROFESSIONALS
across 39 countries
hearScreen is 90% faster than conventional hearing screening methods
90 % FASTER
than conventional methods
Up to 50% reduction in hearing screening costs
Save UP TO 50%
in cost
Online data management platform to reduce admin on hearing screenings
LESS ADMIN
with an online data
management platform
hearScreen results can easily be shared through geo-location texts
EASY SHARING
OF RESULTS

with geo-location text
low-cost, acceptable & accessible hearing & vision screening
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SENSORY SCREENING FOR EYES AND EARS SENSORY SCREENING FOR EYES AND EARS
CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you to all for your wonderful support. I have enjoyed introducing hearScreen to Tanzania, to The School of St Jude and to the wider community. Over 300 students have had access to hearScreen and hearTest."

- Glenys Abrahams Teacher for the deaf

the School of St Jude

"hearScreen, an innovative smartphone app developed at the University of Pretoria has been validated and deployed as a school and community based health screening system to address needs in many underserved regions of South Africa."

- Dr Cara Hollander

Professor at University of Texas at Dallas

"With hearScreen® we were able to screen the hearing of over 15 000 children and adults in the greater Tshwane area. Our hearing screening project extended hearing healthcare services to ECD centres, schools, home visits, clinics and hospitals. Five underserved communities were empowered with this tool that allowed integration into existing health programs, contributing to increased impact and awareness about hearing loss within the communities."

- Tirelo Bosha

Community projects leader

"hearScreen® technology has been used to screen the hearing of over 6 600 children in the lower-income community of Tembisa. This tool allowed us to conduct community-based hearing and vision screening at local ECD centres and primary schools. We are happy to share that because of hearScreen® we were able to identify and help a 13 year old girl with moderate-severe hearing loss with a pair of hearing aids, advocating for successful development going forward."

- Tembisa

Community projects leader

"Our screening program in Philippi was able to screen over 1000 kids in five days in five different schools. With hearX’s technology we would be able to screen 45 000 children in a school year. Our screening identified 72 children who needed urgent follow-ups, and it worked so well that several groups have contacted me to replicate our project. We owe you and your team a great deal of thanks."

- J. Zachary Porterfield, MD PhD

Yale University

"hearScreen is an excellent low-cost smartphone-based screening audiometer. It enabled our audiology department to provide more efficient hearing screening services to school children and adults."

- Meshack Moepeng

Principal Audiologist Bamalete Lutheran Hospital

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you to all for your wonderful support. I have enjoyed introducing hearScreen to Tanzania, to The School of St Jude and to the wider community. Over 300 students have had access to hearScreen and hearTest."

- Glenys Abrahams Teacher for the deaf

the School of St Jude

"hearScreen, an innovative smartphone app developed at the University of Pretoria has been validated and deployed as a school and community based health screening system to address needs in many underserved regions of South Africa."

- Dr Cara Hollander

Professor at University of Texas at Dallas

"With hearScreen® we were able to screen the hearing of over 15 000 children and adults in the greater Tshwane area. Our hearing screening project extended hearing healthcare services to ECD centres, schools, home visits, clinics and hospitals. Five underserved communities were empowered with this tool that allowed integration into existing health programs, contributing to increased impact and awareness about hearing loss within the communities."

- Tirelo Bosha

Community projects leader

"hearScreen® technology has been used to screen the hearing of over 6 600 children in the lower-income community of Tembisa. This tool allowed us to conduct community-based hearing and vision screening at local ECD centres and primary schools. We are happy to share that because of hearScreen® we were able to identify and help a 13 year old girl with moderate-severe hearing loss with a pair of hearing aids, advocating for successful development going forward."

- Tembisa

Community projects leader

"Our screening program in Philippi was able to screen over 1000 kids in five days in five different schools. With hearX’s technology we would be able to screen 45 000 children in a school year. Our screening identified 72 children who needed urgent follow-ups, and it worked so well that several groups have contacted me to replicate our project. We owe you and your team a great deal of thanks."

- J. Zachary Porterfield, MD PhD

Yale University

"hearScreen is an excellent low-cost smartphone-based screening audiometer. It enabled our audiology department to provide more efficient hearing screening services to school children and adults."

- Meshack Moepeng

Principal Audiologist Bamalete Lutheran Hospital

HOW HEARSCREEN® WORKS
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UNESCO award for digital inclusion in communities
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AWARDS
  • hearScreen placed top 12 in the Google impact challenge
  • Afrisam sustainable artitechture and innovation award
  • Unesco-Pearson initiative for literacy case study
  • Da Vinci TT100 business innovation award
  • Chivas - the venture top 5 finalist
  • Accelerate 2030 programme in partnership with impact hub and UNDP
  • Accenture innovation index 1st place
  • Philips Innovation fellows 1st place
The power of community-based hearing health services
The functional, emotional, social and economic impact of unaddressed hearing loss is multifold and extensive. The dearth of hearing health providers and high ticket on audiological equipment call for innovation, not only in terms of technology but equally so in our service delivery approaches.
Action against poverty - Mandela day 2019
On 18 July, the hearX Group team celebrated Mandela Day at Laerskool Generaal Beyers Primary School in Danville, Pretoria. As part of our 67 minutes of making a social impact, we had the privilege to screen the hearing of 183 Grade 1 learners using our hearScreen® solution.
World hearing day with Tembisa
On 01 March, the hearX Group team had the privilege to visit the Motsu Park Community Hall in Tembisa for World Hearing Day, as part of an initiative by the World Health Organization. The purpose of this day is to draw attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss.
Nelson Mandela Day screening children for hearing problems
On 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.
hearX Group launches Tirelo Bosha project
hearX 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.
HEARSCREEN® FEATURES
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With the worldwide explosion in mobile connectivity and the rapid advances of smartphone technologies, the field of mHealth is emerging as a powerful tool to support and provide affordable and equitable access to health, especially in underserved regions of the world.

Accurate hearing screening in community-based contexts, such as home visits, schools and primary healthcare clinics, can be facilitated by minimally trained people using the hearScreen® application.
Easy-to-use
Can be used by minimally trained personnel.
Cost-effective
Save more than 50% compared to traditional screening services.
Time-efficient
Significantly faster than traditional screening services. Hearing screening in 1-2 minutes.
Automated testing protocols
Test sequences pre-programmed for accuracy and efficiency.
Comprehensive solution
Comprehensive solution for detection of hearing problems including detailed reporting.
Result text messaging (SMS)*
*at an additional fee.
Can be activated any time, please contact our sales team for quotation and setup assistance.
noise monitoring
Real-time monitoring of environmental noise for accurate testing.
WHAT IS IN THE BOX?
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PROJECT STATISTICS
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Eyes and Ears for Education project hearing screening statistics desktop
Tirelo bosha project hearing screening statistics
Diageo tembisa project hearing screening statistics
Eyes and Ears for Education project hearing screening statistics
SUCCESS STORY FOR THE USABILITY OF
HEARSCREEN® IN THE COMMUNITY
Community
The Ears & Eyes for Education (3E) community-based programme in the Western Cape (South Africa) utilises the hearScreen® application to implement pre-school hearing screening at Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres. Lay health workers are trained to conduct the hearing screening service using hearScreen®. To date, the 3E teams have screened more than 18 500 preschool children for hearing loss using the hearScreen® app.
The hearScreen® product is a powerful tool that opens up new opportunities for community-based hearing health services. The fact that the application controls the protocol and interpretation of the results make it possible for our 3E programme to employ lay health workers from the communities where we work. The app is easy to use and we have even been able to train persons with low digital literacy skills to use it. From a project management perspective, I love the fact that we can track the quality of the hearing screening service we provide by monitoring the quality index scores that the app establishes for each screener. The electronic record keeping via mHealth cloud; possibility to filter based on screening results and automated reports are definitely game changers… especially if you have ever had to run a mass hearing screening programme in the community using a paper-based system. -Tersia de Kock, 3E Project lead & Audiologist
MHEALTH STUDIO

hearScreen® is launched from mHealth Studio, which allows seamless synchronisation between the smart device and hearScreen®, ensuring all test and patient records are accessible from the cloud.

mHealth Studio is included for free with your purchase of any hearX® software. It allows for data capturing, management, surveillance, referrals, report generation and secure usage anywhere, anytime.

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USE YOUR DEVICE TO
ALSO DO VISION SCREENING
Vula Vision, a quick eye screening on a smartphone to screen a patient’s visual acuity at a distance. Developed by Vula Mobile, the app calculates the visual acuity and highlights any decrease in distance vision at the end of the screening.

For more information, visit Vula Vision.

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Vula Vision, smartphone solution to learner's a patient’s visual acuity at a distance
DIGITAL AI
OTOSCOPY ADD-ON
hearScope digital otoscope add-on for in-school otoscopy
The hearScope digital otoscope provides a safe, simple way to capture images of the eardrum with validated AI image classification for diagnostic categories.

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Watch how hearScreen® changes lives everyday
Watch how hearScreen® changes lives everyday
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PRICING
hearScreen® is a hardware and software solution. Annual software packages are based on test volume usage. Annual calibration fee payable after 12 months of use.
HEARSCREEN® PUBLICATIONS
Mixed-methods evaluation of screening for hearing loss using the hearScreen mobile health application in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children presenting to an urban primary healthcare service
Spurling GK, Tyson C, Askew D and Reath J
Australian Journal of Primary Health
Smartphone-Based Hearing Screening at Primary Health Care Clinics.
Louw C, Swanepoel D, Myburgh H, Eikelboom R.
Ear and Hearing 2016; 8(1): 1-132,e1-e73 January 2017
Teacher Prescreening for Hearing Loss in the Developing World.
Shinn JR, Jayawardena ADL, Patro A, Zuniga MG, Netterville JL.
Ear, Nose & Throat Journal 2019
Enhancing ear and hearing health access for children with technology and connectivity
Swanepoel D
American Journal of Audiology 2017

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