Our mission is to completely democratize access to hearing care and hearing loss solutions, so that we can empower everyone to live more enriched and connected lives.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2017
Audicus, the leading provider of hearing aids online, today announced the release of a revolutionary web-based hearing test. The first of its kind software allows consumers to test their hearing online and identify potential problems from the comfort of their home.
Since entering the market in 2012, Audicus has disrupted the hearing aid industry with its innovative direct-to-consumer business model, saving consumers more than $40 million. This month, the organization is set to release new hearing assessment technology designed to allow users to check their hearing online. The free hearing test can be done from any computer, allowing people to quickly and conveniently assess their hearing on the user-friendly website.
With 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffering from hearing loss, diagnosing the problem has become a national health concern in which consumers shy away from traditional hearing test methods due to a variety of reasons including lack of insurance coverage, restrictive industry legislature, and social stigmas surrounding hearing aids and hearing loss.
The Audicus web-based hearing test provides a national solution to this by providing free tests and education tools to the greater population, upending antiquated testing methods. Designed and tested over a two-year period by a neuroscience engineer, the test provides a robust assessment, including checks for consistency and asymmetry between a user’s ears. Upon detection of any issues, users are provided with straightforward suggestions and information on how to take the next steps. The platform uses pattern-matching technology to analyze thousands of hearing tests and correlate individual test results with existing hearing loss profiles, a process that completes a user’s hearing profile, which can be used to customize a listening device from Audicus.
“Our mission is to completely democratize access to hearing care and hearing loss solutions, so that we can empower everyone to live more enriched and connected lives.” - Founder and CEO, Patrick Freuler
Audicus offers high-tech, affordable hearing aids and smart hearing devices online. Since its inception in 2012 and through its innovative business model, Audicus has saved customers more than $40 million in healthcare costs and has helped thousands lead more connected and empowered lives.