First step to better hearing for millions of Americans, the first FDA-cleared home-hearing assessment kit is now available over-the-counter, from iHEAR® Medical
Home testing and your health: consumers can now walk into a national chain or independent drug store and purchase the iHEARtest™ to evaluate their hearing at home.
(San Leandro, CA) —August 13, 2018 – iHEAR® Medical is giving consumers control of their own hearing health with the first-ever Food and Drug Administration-cleared home-hearing assessment kit, called the iHEARtest™, a clinical paradigm shift in effective, affordable and accessible hearing screening technology. With a growing demand for self-monitored healthcare diagnostics, the iHEARtest™ brings the first FDA-cleared hearing screener kit into homes starting July 2018.
What’s your hearing number?™ National chain and independent drug stores across the country will be stocking their shelves with the innovative iHEARtest™ so consumers can bring the kit home, take the 5 - 6 minute assessment and learn what their Hearing Number™ is on a scale from 1 to 5 (from profound hearing loss to good hearing in each ear).
Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease, affecting people of all ages, reports the Hearing Loss Association of America. Most often, hearing loss is gradual. Usually, it takes the intervention of a spouse or loved one to convince people with hearing loss to get their hearing evaluated. iHEARtest™ screening kits will give consumers easy and instant access to check their own hearing from the comfort of their home.
“Our vision was to develop technology that empowers and informs consumers about their wellbeing, as it relates to their hearing health,” said John Luna, CEO of iHEAR® Medical, Inc. “The future of screening diagnostics is being driven by consumers who want to take many routine assessments in the privacy of their home. It’s now recommended that adults over the age of 40 years old screen their hearing annually. With the iHEARtest™ we’re making it easy and accessible for people to incorporate this into their wellness routine.”
To speak with iHEAR® Medical Chief Executive Officer John Luna, please contact Denise Bean-White at 805-654-1564 x111.
For more information on iHEAR® Medical, visit: www.ihearmedical.com
About iHEAR® Medical
What’s your hearing number?™ The future of better hearing technology has arrived with iHEAR® Medical. Dedicated to affordable and accessible hearing solutions, featuring state-of-the-art technology with an intuitive and elegant design, iHEAR® Medical has a list of firsts. Founded in 2010, iHEAR® Medical continues to shape the future of hearing solutions with the first FDA-cleared over-the-counter iHEARtest™ home screener, and its hearing aid solutions, iHEARhd®, iHEARmax™, Eva™ by iHEAR®, and the TReOTM by iHEAR® 3-in-1 Amplifier.
iHEAR® holds more than 50 U.S. and international patents for its products and services. Now iHEAR® is pioneering the retail sector by offering the iHEARtest™ home-hearing screening kit and TReO™ Personal Sound Amplifier in national chain and independent drug stores nationwide.