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

Project start date : 10/06/2015

Last updated : 16/03/2022

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.)

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently

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


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