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Smartphone screening audiometer

Calibrated solution for hearing screening



Hearing brings us together
Hearing brings us together
Hearing serves as a connector throughout our lives. The loss of hearing has life changing effects on individuals, families and societies. ​

See how hearScreen® can help.
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WHAT IS HEARSCREEN®?
hearScreen® offers a cost-effective hardware and software solution to hearing screening, which is clinically-validated to be used on both adult and child populations. The product has won multiple awards across the world, with use across 39 countries.

With a user-friendly design, automated test protocols and quality control features, hearScreen® allows minimally trained people to conduct quick and accurate hearing screening.


Data Sheet

Now available in
English, Spanish and French

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a solution to global hearing loss

a solution to global hearing loss

800 000 plus patients screened worldwide with hearScreen
800 00+
PATIENTS
screened worldwide
Trusted by professionals as a hearing screening solution in across 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
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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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.
French & Spanish translation of mhealth, hearScreen® and hearTest
On 20 November, hearX® Group launched French, Spanish (Spain) and Spanish (Latin-America) translations for the mHealth mobile app and cloud-based data management portal- specifically for hearScreen® and hearTest.
Why better hearing can improve one’s wellbeing
As a result, we often watch our loved one become isolated, which may eventually lead to depression and cognitive decline. In order to prevent these negative effects, it is important to identify hearing loss as early as possible.
Portable Audiometric Screening Platforms Used in Low-Resource Settings: A Review
It is estimated that hearing loss affects one in five people in the world. One of the realities of people struggling with hearing loss is that those living in low and middle income countries don’t have access to hearing healthcare.
hearScreen® smartphone hearing screening solution for schools
Undetected hearing loss in children is one of the major barriers to educational success. Although statistics show that 1/10 children may suffer from significant hearing loss, early identification and intervention provide the best opportunity for effective remediation to reduce the negative effects that hearing loss may have in a child’s development.
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.
Government support for ECD screening is vital for academic success
Sensory 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.
hearX announced as finalist in Accenture innovation index awards
hearX 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.
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.
UNESCO-Pearson selects hearScreen® as a case study
hearScreen® 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.
hearScreen® selected as Accelerate2030 finalist
We are very proud to have been selected as one of three finalists from South Africa by Accelerate2030 for our flagship product, hearScreen®.
HEARSCREEN® FEATURES
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hearScreen® gives you the ability to offer quality, affordable hearing screening to patients, learners, employees and communities, wherever and whenever needed.
cost-effective
Accurate screening at a fraction of the cost. Cut costs by >50% and test more in less time.
CLINICALLY-VALID TESTS
Evidence-based with calibrated headphones.
DIGITAL DATA MANAGEMENT
Patient, test and facility data consolidated instantly on a secure online database and viewed on mHealth Studio Cloud.
ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE WARNING
Real-time monitoring of ambient noise to alert the user of environmental noise concerns.
TIME-EFFICIENT
Hearing screening in 1 to 2 minutes.
PASS / REFER
Default and customisable settings based on screening frequency and intensity.
Adjustable protocols
Customisable screening intensities for adults and children.
Threshold tracking
Optional re-screen and severity screening for threshold tracking to determine hearing loss classification.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Pure tone test frequencies: 0.5 to 8 kHz

  • Rise/fall time: ~35 ms

  • Total Harmonic distortion: <1%

  • Test intensity levels: 20 to 70 dB HL

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WHO IS USING OUR PRODUCT
  • hearScreen trusted by the Department of health South Africa
  • hearScreen trusted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • hearScreen trusted by the Vanderbilt University
  • hearScreen trusted by Caris Life Sciences
  • hearScreen used by the Western Cape Government Health Division
  • hearScreen used by RTI international
  • hearScreen proudly supplying World Wide Hearing
  • hearScreen trusted by the United States Agency for international development
  • awards
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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
Enhancing ear and hearing health access for children with technology and connectivity
Swanepoel D
American Journal of Audiology 2017
Diagnostic accuracy of non‐specialist versus specialist health workers in diagnosing hearing loss and ear disease in Malawi.
Bright T, Mulwafu W, Phiri M, Ensink RJH, Smith A, Yip J, Mactaggart I, Polack, S.
Tropical Medicine and International Health 2019
Screening for hearing loss with mHealth solutions.
Swanepoel D.
ENT & Audiology News, 26(1):72-74 2017
Community health workers obtain similar results using cell-phone based hearing screening tools compared to otolaryngologists in low resourced settings.
Shinn JR, Zuniga MG, Macharia I, Reppart J, Netterville JL, Jayawardena ADL.
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2019
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 Access Article
Community health worker‐based hearing screening on a mobile platform: A scalable protocol piloted in Haiti.
Jayawardena ADL, Nassiri AM, Levy DA, Valeriani V, Kemph AJ, Kahue CN, Segaren N, Labadie RF, Bennett ML, Elisée CA and JL Netterville.
Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 2020.

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