HearX publication: Hearing care by community health workers using digital technologies

hearX, Caitlin Frisby, Tersia de Kock, De Wet Swanepoel
Feb. 4, 2022
Case Studies and Reports

HearX, supported by the Assistive Tech Impact Fund, have published a new report alongside the University of Pretoria, South Africa and the Ear Science Institute Australia. 

In this report the authors discuss the current global unmet need of hearing loss and share a pilot project exploring innovative digital technologies and service solutions to address it. 

An excerpt from the report:

The pilot study has been an overwhelming success, with participants reporting very positive outcomes with their hearing aids. Some examples of participant testimonials include: "It is as if I am able to see. Everything is clear"; "Having hearing aids changed my life. It gives me confidence around other people. I can hear and do not have to ask for repetition."

Read the full report to find out above hearX's impact and future plans. 

The project in Kenya is being funded by ATIF. The ATIF was launched out of the UK Aid-funded AT2030 programme, led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub).