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SMARTPHONE HEARING TESTING

What is hearTest

hearTest is an innovative smartphone solution for audiometry.
An evidence-based, clinically validated solution.
Adjustable protocols allow for flexible use in multiple contexts.
Cloud-based data management.
Seamless reporting and monitoring of baseline shifts.
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benefits of heartest

Clinically validated
Evidence based solution, validated in peer reviewed journals and calibrated to ISO standards

Comprehensive and efficient reporting
Reduced need for paper work and administration time

On-site follow up
Provide follow up tests at any location

Occupational health monitoring
Complies to type 4 IEC 60645-1 audiometer requirements

Time efficient
Significantly faster than traditional screening services

Cost effective
Accurate testing at a fraction of the cost

Key features

EXTENDED HIGH FREQUENCY TESTING

Determine thresholds between 0.125 to 16 kHz

CLINICALLY VALID TESTS

Evidence-based solution validated in peer-reviewed journals and calibrated to ISO/SANS standards

cost effective

Accurate testing at a fraction of the cost of traditional audiometry

ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE WARNING

Real-time monitoring of noise to alert the user of environmental noise concerns

DATA MANAGEMENT

Patient, test and facility data instantly consolidates to a secure online database

time-effecient

Testing optimised for efficiency and quality

LINKAGE TO CARE

Geolocation text message (SMS) and email referral features* *at additional cost

EASY-TO-USE, ADJUSTABLE PROTOCOLS

Best practice pure tone audiometry protocols, with flexible customisation to varied contexts

CONDITIONING

Conditioning functionality to facilitate testing process

QUALITY CONTROL

Smart features to ensure on-site quality control and operator reliability

AUTOMATED TESTING

Test sequences pre-programmed for accuracy and efficiency
Technical Specs

technical specifications

Pure tone test frequencies: 0.125 to 16 kHz
Rise/fall time: ~35 ms
Total Harmonic distortion: <3%
Test intensity levels: 0 to 90 dB HL

FOR ON-SITE FOLLOW UP

Follow-up screening results with an audiogram to determine hearing loss degree, configuration and symmetry

FOR CLINICAL USE

An innovative mobile health application for clinically-valid, time-efficient, pure tone audiometry.
Our patented technology, developed and validated by the University of Pretoria, offers a more complete solution for detection of hearing problems, referrals and seamless reporting for patients.
Centralised data management

centralised data management

mHealth Studio is an integrated cloud-based platform for managing patient, practice and test data online, using our Cloud service called mHealth Studio Cloud. From mHealth Studio Cloud you can manage your referrals, download reports and manage all account and test details.

For more information, visit mHealth Studio

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PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Automated Smartphone Threshold Audiometry: Validity and Time Efficiency. Van Tonder J., Swanepoel D., Mahomed-Asmail F., Myburgh H., Eikelboom R. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 2016

Bornman M, Swanepoel D, Biagio De Jager L, Eikelboom RH (2017). Extended high frequency smartphone audiometry: validity and reliability. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, IN PRESS

Smartphone threshold audiometry in underserved primary health-care contexts. Sandström J., Swanepoel D., Myburgh H., Laurent C. International Journal of Audiology 2016; 55(4): 232-8 January 2016