The headphone insert that can warn about tinnitus

Earlier this year I wrote about Shoebox, a medical device created by Canadian startup Clearwater Clinical.  The device is the first clinically validated mobile audiometer device that can test for hearing loss.

“Hearing loss is the world’s leading disability, affecting almost 640 million people globally, and yet there has been very little innovation to audiometers in the last 50 years. Shoebox audiometry is satisfying an enormous need in the market by providing a simpler and more cost-effective approach to hearing testing,” the company says. “At Clearwater, we believe that it is possible to leverage the power and portability of software defined diagnostics and tablet technology to revolutionize the hearing health industry and make it possible for every person on the planet to have access to a hearing test.”

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