Hearing disease in children and how it impacts academic performance
It is estimated that 34 million children live with disabling hearing loss and many more with milder losses. Identifying hearing loss in school-aged children without a school hearing screening programme is very difficult.
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®.