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Cape Town - The hearX Group, who offers innovative, clinically validated smartphone hearing test solutions with the vision to provide healthy hearing, announced the broadening of their product “scope”.

hearX Group spokesperson, Tanya Boretti said: “Middle ear infection (Otitis Media) is one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor. Its complications are a leading cause of preventable hearing loss in the developing world and globally hearing loss associated with middle ear infections, affects 330 million people every year. An otoscope is the most common tool for diagnosing ear disease and our digital technology is revolutionizing this tool for use with a smartphone by anyone, anywhere.”

The hearScope device is an affordable, smart and easy to use mobile solution for an accurate diagnosis of ear disease and the high-quality variable magnification otoscope “pen” connects to any smartphone that is running the hearScope application, this is also a diagnostic aid for doctors, nurses and healthcare providers and parents are also able to use it to track and monitor their children’s ear health.

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Early in 2018, hearScope will be further improved by their image analysis software and artificial intelligence systems to provide accurate and automated diagnoses of the most common forms of ear disease as they aim to shed light on ear disease.

However, hearScope will be launching via a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo on 1 August.