Quadio launches a free mobile app for the deaf that may drive hearing machines out of business

19th May 2016
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This news comes as much needed respite for the hearing disabled in India.

Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd, a leading hearing care provider of India, has recently introduced a path breaking hearing app that promises to be a holistic mobile-based hearing solution complete with all the features of a conventional hearing tool.

The Q+ app is a first of its kind free application that is ultra-advanced besides being affordable, accessible, controllable and customizable. Quadio has used the latest internet and mobile technology to push the boundaries of telemedicine and hearing care and merge the worlds of healthcare and technology.

Anurag Sharma, Co-Founder and CTO, Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd
Anurag Sharma, Co-Founder and CTO, Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd

The Q+ app harnesses the processing power of a smart phone to enables it to be used as a complete and fully-functional hearing machine. It is designed to maximize the listening experience based on the results of a simple interactive hearing test. The app also gives the user an ability to control and customize sound quality by intelligently enhancing hearing sounds and speech.

With the Q+ app, a person suffering from hearing disability can easily follow conversations using the phone headset in both quiet and noisy environments, and control the sound quality to customize it to his/her preference. The inbuilt hearing test in Q+ is calibrated for accuracy as per ANSI standards for audiometry.


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Quadio was founded by two IIT graduates – Mr. Paresh Patel from IIT Kanpur and Mr. Anurag Sharma, a silver medalist from IIT Bombay with a vision to deliver innovative hearing solutions to those who need it. Their mission is to increase penetration of hearing aids and solutions across the globe thus leading to improved quality of life for the hearing impaired.

Sharing his excitement at the app launch in Mumbai recently, Neeraj Dotel, CEO, Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd said,

Hearing loss is the second largest disability in the country that affects more than 120 million lives with majority sufferers over the age of 60. There are less than 2000 practicing audiologists in India and therefore most people have never actually received treatment until their hearing has degraded severely with age. The Q+ app is a stellar example of the innovative capabilities of Quadio where our customers don’t have to shell out big bucks for hearing care and anyone with a smartphone can now have access to high-quality hearing mechanism.
Patients with Neeraj Dotel, CEO_Anurag Sharma, Co-founder & CTO_Paresh Patel, Co-founder of Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd
Patients with Neeraj Dotel, CEO_Anurag Sharma, Co-founder & CTO_Paresh Patel, Co-founder of Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd

Anurag Sharma, Co-Founder and CTO Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd, said

When we started Quadio in 2009, the objective was to come up with a hearing solution that empowered people to hear what they wanted, how they wanted and wherever they wanted. The flexibility of controls offered by a smartphone app is much more than that offered by conventional hearing aids and, along with the affordability of smartphones, the reach of app store, and the inbuilt test, this gets us closer to achieving our objective.

One of India’s finest ENT specialists, Padma Shri awardee Dr. Milind Kirtane, consultant ENT surgeon at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital said

I would say it would be ideal that universal new-born hearing screening be made compulsory or obligatory, because early detection and therefore early intervention, can really make a significant difference in the life of a person affected with hearing loss.

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