HearNU forays into Telugu states
HearNU from WeHear, a startup supported by the Government of India, aids in hearing loss
HearNU from WeHear, a startup supported by the Government of India was launched for the first time in the Telugu states (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) by Dr NMS Reddy, Chief Audiologist, Global speech and hearing Clinic’s, Hyderabad and Adesh Agarwal, Director, Shreem Innovations jointly, at Helen Keller’s Institute of Research & Rehabilitation for the Disabled Children (HKIRRDC), RK Puram, Secunderabad.
Dr Reddy said, “the award-winning patented product, HearNU is the world’s first non-surgical solution for hearing impaired individuals with conductive hearing loss, working on bone conduction technology. Bone conduction relies on sound transmission through vibrations on the skull bones and jaw through the temporal mandibular joint bypasses the outer ear and middle ear, while transmitting the sound directly to the inner ear, thus enabling the hearing impaired to hear sounds around. It helps patients with damage to physical ear damage, the issue with inner ears, conductive hearing loss due to issues with the eardrum, ear canal, and outer and middle ear issues, to hear sounds. This is priced low for it to be accessible to the common man.”
The device’s microphone has a 20 ft range for hearing sounds like car horns etc. and a 5 ft range for human conversations. HearNU has unique features of Bluetooth connectivity to connect to devices like laptop, TV, mobile etc. It has a rechargeable battery like mobile phones with C-Type charging slot. The hearing aid comes with a warranty of 3 years. This Made in India innovative hearing aid is compliant with high international standards like ISO, CE and ROHS.
Chief Guest Ln P Ummar Khan, Founder and Chairman, HKIRRDC, Guest of Honour Dr Nagender Kankipati, Founder & President, Dr Imad Khan Founder & General Secretary, Dr Arif Treasurer, Advisory committee members Dr Srinivas Ganji, Dr Premnath Balla, Prof Dr Rajendra Kumar Porika, Dr Veena and Dr Shiva Prasad Boddupally Other EC Members Dr Anil Krishna, Dr KV Narayana, Dr Hanmi Reddy, Dr Yousuf, Dr Neha Jain of Telangana Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Association, Hyderabad, formally unveiled the revolutionary hearing aid and graced the occasion. Free HearNU aids were presented to select hearing-impaired children from the institute, on the occasion.