Affordable access to hearing care using connected mHealth solutions that anyone can use, anywhere

Project start date : 10/06/2015

Beneficiary country : South Africa Tanzania, United Republic of Ethiopia Botswana Lesotho Zambia Guatemala Malawi Uganda

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Chronic diseases
  • Other

Fields of application

  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Connected objects

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

hearX Group PTY LTD

hearX Group PTY LTD the holdings company has three subsidiary companies namely: hearScreen PTY LTD (Software Sales), mHealth Studio (Hardware Sales) and hearX Asia (ASEAN Sales). There are 9 individual shareholders in hearX Group PTY LTD.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : South Africa

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently


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