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Audiologist innovates digital hearing health space with teleaudiology

May 2023

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These are the 20 fastest-growing companies in South Africa

May 2023

hearX Group has been named as a top healthcare company by The Silicon Review

An innovator delivering outstanding digital hearing health solutions: hearX Group

April 2023

 Tackling Africa's hearing problem is not simple but hearX want to make early detection and treatment possible

Tackling Africa's hearing problem is not simple but hearX want to make early detection and treatment possible

January 2023

hearX® included in the list of Top 40 South African based artificial intelligence companies

HolonIQ’s annual list of the 50 most promising Health Tech startups from Sub Saharan Africa

October 2022

 Tech investment key to creating sustainable change in SA

Tech investment key to creating sustainable change in SA

August 2022

hearX® recognized for the online hearing assessment we buildt for Best Buy

Best Buy launches new experience for customers with hearing loss

August 2022

More than 1.5 billion people suffer hearing loss globally

More than 1.5 billion people suffer hearing loss globally

June 2022

hearX® recognized as one of Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies.

hearX Group amongst the fastest growing companies in Africa

May 2022

AI video-otoscopy via the hearScope was conducted in community based screening

Hearing care by community health workers using digital technologies

January 2022

hearX® announced as top mHealth Market 2021 company

mHealth Market 2021 company overview, recent developments and SWOT analysis 2026

January 2022

hearX® takes pride in providing new ways to overcome traditional barriers to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disabling hearing loss

Providing affordable and accessible hearing healthcare solutions

December 2021

hearX's hearX® Self Test Kit, self hearing screening solution, was announced as an award winner in the Hearing Technology Innovator Mobile Testing category

hearX® is award winner in the Hearing Technology Innovator Mobile Testing category

November 2021

A mission to achieve healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere, Nic Klopper a 2021 Africas Business Hero

A mission to achieve healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere - 2021 ABH Top 20 hero Nic Klopper

October 2021

Prof De Wet Swanepoel, founder at hearX Group, speaks about how scientists are overcoming hearing healthcare accessibility challenges in Africa with the aid of new telehealth technologies

TeleAudiology: Virtual care for hearing loss and the future of hearing aid accessibility

September 2021

hearX® CEO, Nic Klopper, speaks to hardwarethings about how medical device inventors are grappling with unclear local standards

Quality Assurance - How medical device inventors are grappling with unclear local standards

September 2021

hearX® included in the list of Top 40 South African based artificial intelligence companies

40 Most innovative South Africa based artificial intelligence companies

September 2021

Prof De Wet is a leading thinker in remote hearing care and is one of the key players behind hearX Group and the quickly growing Lexie Hearing brand

95% Of Patients Could Benefit From Remote Care - An interview with Prof De Wet Swanepoel

May 2021

Nic Klopper, hearX® CEO, announced as the one of the Technology Innovators' Top 50 healthtech CEO's of 2021

Technology Innovators' Top 50 healthtech CEOs 2021

May 2021

Mobile technology for ear and hearing care is rapidly growing and changing

Mobile technologies to support global ear and hearing care

May 2021

During this rapidly changing landscape, hearing care professionals have an opportunity to rethink and reinvent the way they provide care

Advances in ear and hearing telehealth

May 2021

Approximately four million South Africans suffer from hearing loss

‘Invisible epidemic’ probed

March 2021

South African startup hearX Group, has completed a $8.3 million Series A fundraise as it bids to expand its reach in the United States

SA e-health startup hearX Group raises $8.3m Series A funding round

February 2021

hearX Group has completed a multimillion-dollar funding round led by Bose Ventures, the United States venture capital group within Bose Corporation

hearX Group Raises $8.3M, Led by Bose Ventures, to Enhance Hearing Care Strategy

February 2021

hearX Group has completed a multimillion-dollar funding round led by US-based venture capital group Bose Ventures

hearX Group expands to US, Africa after funding deals

February 2021

hearX® secures undisclosed investment amount from Futuregrowth

Innovative SA medtech startup receives funding

February 2021

ATIF's first investment: hearX®, bringing smart hearing solutions to African markets

Assistive Tech Impact Fund: £4m fund trialling impact investment

December 2020

hearX Group is excited to announce the release of its first ever client-facing desktop application (hearScope) in August 2020

A world-first, affordable smartphone video otoscope by hearX®

October 2020

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria has been formally designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the prevention of deafness and hearing loss

UP designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for hearing loss – a first in Africa

November 2020

The Hearing Place announced recently it has expanded the area in which it is offering at-home testing, with the hearX® Self Test Kit

The Hearing Place expands at-home testing service area throughout northern Colorado

September 2020

The Medical Futurist recommends the hearScope AI otoscope for healthcare centres and medical professionals

Smartphone Video Otoscope To The Rescue: The hearScope Review - The Medical Futurist

September 2020

The changing landscape for hearing care professionals requires changing practices

Consumer-Driven Care and the Future of Hearing Healthcare

September 2020

hearX Group has partnered with Discovery Vitality to offer hearing & vision screening checks as part of Vitality 65+

Vitality adds hearX® screening tech

September 2020

hearX Group's hearX® Self Test Kit solution allows patients to test their hearing while maintaining social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

Northeastern Colorado audiology center, The Hearing Place, launches at-home testing service

August 2020

hearScope is a low-cost digtial AI video otoscope that is used to capture images & video of the ear canal & tympanic membrane

Digital otoscopy with AI diagnostic support: making diagnosis of ear disease more accessible

June 2020

World Health Organisation ear & hearing survey handbook

WHO ear and hearing survey handbook

April 2020

Developing a solution to improve the accessibility of hearing healthcare was the idea that sparked hearX Group

A hearing test solution for all

April 2020

hearScreen® is a hearing screening solution on a smartphone

Sounds Good

March 2020

hearScope is a world-first digital otoscope for affordable access to ear care using a smartphone


March 2020

hearX® announced it is releasing a free, beta version of the hearScope AI image classification otoscope in March 2020

hearX® to Release Beta Version of hearScope AI Classification Feature

March 2020

hearX Group has provided affordable access to hearing healthcare to over 100 000 people across SA through its hearScreen® hearing screening solution

Hearing screening app reaches 100K South Africans

January 2020

Developed by hearX Group, a South African digital hearing company, the new ZVOX test is based on a recently published study of hearing assessment

ZVOX Announces New Online Hearing Screening Ahead of Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Regulation Implementation

November 2019

The hearScreen® audiometry solution provides a quick and reliable hearing check using automated protocols and user-friendly designs

We used smartphones to screen young children for vision and hearing loss

October 2019

hearX Group's Ears and Eyes for Education community-based programme chosen as one of the Google Impact winners

Google South Africa announces winners of first Impact Challenge Africa

November 2018

hearX®, powered by Vodacom, brings hearing and vision screening programmes to where they are needed most

Simplifying hearing screening

June 2018

The vision with the hearX® apps are to eliminate avoidable hearing impairment through early detection

Hearing tests go digital

May 2018

hearScreen®, developed at the University of Pretoria, is designed to make hearing screenings as simple as possible

App-Based Hearing Screenings for 10,000 Children

January 2018

A cellphone based hearing test, called hearScreen®, are helpful in developing countries where screenings are needed

We’ve developed a hearing app that can screen people in rural areas

November 2017

A revolutionary new otoscope, called hearScope, is using artificial intelligence to dramatically improve access to ear and hearing care

Spotlight on Innovation - hearScope

November 2017

hearX Group CEO, Nic Klopper, sat down with ITU News to explain more about its 8 products, and in particular its flagship product, hearScreen®

Accelerate 2030: How entrepreneurs are boosting sustainable development

November 2017

hearScope, a new video otoscope for early diagnosis of mid ear infections

hearScope Smashes its Crowd Funding Target

September 2017

hearX Group has smashed its fundraising target after launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for its new product, hearScope

SA's hearX Group crowdfunding campaign oversubscribed

August 2017

hearX Group has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for its new product, hearScope

SA's hearX Group crowdfunding for smartphone device

August 2017

The frugal nature of hearScope is that it will be at least a 50% cost-saving on existing video-otoscope technologies

How This Startup from South Africa Is Disrupting Hearing Related Illness

August 2017

Meet the hearScope: a smartphone compatible ear examination device with AI that provides you with more accurate diagnosis

hearScope Smartphone Compatible Otoscope

August 2017

hearScope can help with early detection & provides you with a clear view of the eardrum using its camera

hearScope Smartphone Compatible Otoscope

August 2017

hearScope by hearX Group, is a video scope which is used to look into the ear canal and attaches to an android mobile phone

A New Tool For Early Diagnosis of Mid Ear Infections

July 2017

hearX®, the leader in mobile, hearing test solutions, will be revealing a world first smartphone diagnostic otoscope, at the Africa Health 2017 event

Professor Swanepoel explains diagnostic elements of hearScope

July 2017

hearX®, a Pretoria-based start-up, has designed an otoscope which uses an app & artificial intelligence to offer ear diagnoses in real-time, called hearScope

hearScope Smartphone Video Otoscope

June 2017

South African e-health startup, hearX Group, has raised just over $2.8 million from international investors & funding grants

Local start-up hearX® develops AI otoscope

June 2017

South African e-health startup, hearX Group, has raised just over $2.8 million from international investors & funding grants

SA e-health startup hearX Group raises $2.8m funding

July 2017

hearScope is a high-quality variable magnification otoscope “pen” that connects to a smartphone running the hearScope application

hearX® launches world-first diagnostic smartphone otoscope

July 2017

hearScope is a digital video otoscope for doctors, nurses & healthcare providers but can also be used by parents to track & monitor their children’s ear health

Local Startup To Launch Another 'World-First' Solution

July 2017

Nic Klopper, a social innovator who are working tirelessly to boost habitats, health and humanity

Our CEO, Nic Klopper, is featured as an Impactful Innovator in the June edition of Destiny Man Magazine

June 2017

hearScreen®, hearing screnning audiometer, announced as one of the 14 case study finalists that will be part of the UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy

hearScreen® announced as a finalist for UNESCO-Pearson initiative for literacy

May 2017

The e-health startup, hearX Group, has developed a smartphone app that accurately detects hearing loss & links patients to health services

How We Built Our ‘World-First’ Invention Into A Successful Global Health Startup

May 2017

An app called hearScreen®, can detect hearing loss with just a low-cost smartphone and a pair of headphones

The 'invisible epidemic' afflicting millions globally

March 2017

hearX Group had 4 testing kiosks with the hearZA® app, where tests could be administered in celebration of World Hearing Day

Looking back at World Hearing Day 2017 in South Africa

March 2017

hearZA®, is a world first clinically valid hearing test on a smartphone in under three minutes

World Hearing Day: Tackling the silent epidemic

March 2017

The hearZA® app, available for download on smartphones nationally, comprises of software to test one's hearing for free

World Hearing Day: How to readily test your hearing

March 2017

 RTI International partnered with South African firm hearScreen® and UK’s Peekvision for a proof of concept activity aimed at improving the classroom experience for children with disabilities

Invisible in the classroom: Addressing reading hurdles for low vision and hard of hearing students

February 2017

The hearZA® app, developed and validated by the University of Pretoria, provides every user with a free hearing test

South African hearing app grows its reach

January 2017

hearZA® is a proudly South African app developed at the University of Pretoria which uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss

New app to detect hearing loss


January 2017

hearZA®, a South African app that uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss, is on the way to worldwide use

Now hear this! SA app that detects hearing loss is conquering the globe

Times Live

December 2016

hearScreen®, a smartphone hearing screening audiometer, is helping people in underserved & rural areas of South Africa to identify & treat problems

App designed to detect hearing loss makes a big noise in South Africa

The Guardian

December 2016

South African e-health startup is active in more than 25 countries across the world & planning on expanding to a further 15

Revolutionary SA e-health innovation hearScreen® goes global

Disrupt Africa

October 2016

hearScreen® has been developed so that anyone who is literate can facilitate a hearing screening

Local innovation makes hearing screening services more accessible

Health 24

September 2016

South African mobile health start-up, hearX Group, provides low-cost hearing tests

Interview with De Wet Swanepoel, Co-Founder of hearScreen®

infoDev - World Bank Group

January 2016


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