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Q+ to help the hearing impaired of the city

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Vrushali Purandare

The new app for Android and iOS in India was launched in the city this week

A hearing app, for the assistance of the hearing impaired was launched on Tuesday. The app promises to be a holistic mobile-based hearing solution complete with all the features of a conventional hearing tool.

The Q+ app is a first of its kind free application that is advanced and yet is seen to be affordable, accessible, controllable and customizable. It is designed to maximize the listening experience based on the results of a simple interactive hearing test.

Q+ is designed to give the user the ability to control and customize sound quality by intelligently enhancing hearing sounds and speech. With the app those with hearing issues can easily follow conversations using the phone headset in both quiet and noisy environments and will be able to control the sound quality. Part of the offering is an inbuilt hearing test calibrated for accuracy as per ANSI standards for audiometry.

Neeraj Dotel, CEO, Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd who developed the application said, “Hearing loss is the second largest disability in the country that affects more than 120 million lives with majority sufferers over the age of 60. There are less than 2000 practicing audiologists in India and therefore most people have never actually received treatment until their hearing has degraded severely with age. The Q+ app is a stellar example of the innovative capabilities of Quadio where our customers don’t have to shell out big bucks for hearing care and anyonewith a smartphone can now have access to high-quality hearing mechanism.”

“I would say it would be ideal that universal new-born hearing screening be made compulsory or obligatory, because early detection and therefore early intervention, can really make a significant difference in the life of a person affected with hearing loss”, said Dr Milind Kirtane, consultant ENT surgeon at Hinduja Hospital .

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