Hearing test developer seeks volunteers to test pioneering system


Hearing Diagnostics is looking for volunteers in Edinburgh and Glasgow to test their hearing using motion sensor headphones

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A Scotland-based hearing test developer is looking for volunteers who can travel to Edinburgh and Glasgow to test new technologies.

Hearing Diagnostics has developed a hearing test where the patient wears headphones equipped with a motion sensor and turns their head in response to random sounds from various directions.

Co-founder and CEO of Hearing Diagnostics, Dr. Claudia Freigang, shared that there is a risk that people who shielded themselves during the pandemic have let their hearing deteriorate.

“Now, more than ever, we need an accessible, simple and reliable hearing test, and that is what we believe we have developed at Hearing Diagnostics,” she said.

The company said pilot testing of the technology suggested it was more accurate than existing systems, while it is also considered more resilient in the context of tinnitus, imaginary sounds and background noise.

Hearing Diagnostics is backed by Scottish angel investor syndicate Archangels. Once the trial phase is complete, the company plans to launch a trial with hearing aid retailers on the High Street, followed by a global market launch.

Volunteers for the initial unpaid trial will need to be able to travel to the center in Glasgow or Edinburgh during the months of February, March and April 2022. The study is looking for volunteers with and without hearing loss.

To be eligible, trial participants must be between the ages of 25 and 75 and have no restrictions on their mobility.

If hearing loss is known, the study accepts people with mild, mild to moderate, and moderate to severe hearing loss.

Those interested in volunteering can contact [email protected]


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