Pune, May 19 2016: Leading Indian hearing care provider Quadio Devices Pvt Ltd has launched aa mobile phone app that provides the hard of hearing with an enhanced hearing experience. The app is intuitive to use and allows the user to find listening settings that work best in different sound environments (quiet as well as noisy).
The Q+ app harnesses the processing power of your smart phone to enable it to be used as a complete and fully-functional hearing mechanism. It is designed to maximize the listening experience based on the results of a simple interactive hearing test. The app also gives you the ability to control and customize sound quality by intelligently enhancing hearing sounds and speech. With the Q+ app you can easily follow conversations using the phone headset in both quiet and noisy environments, and control the sound quality to customize it to your preference. The inbuilt hearing test in Q+ is calibrated for accuracy as per ANSI standards for audiometry.
Says Neeraj Dotel, CEO, Quadio Devices: “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.”
Adds Anurag Sharma, Co-Founder and CTO Quadio Devices: “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..”
Quadio was founded by two IIT graduates Paresh Patel from IIT Kanpur and Anurag Sharma, a silver medallist from IIT Bombay with a vision to deliver innovative hearing solutions to anyone, anytime, anywhere, and empower individuals to hear what they want, how they want and when they want. Quadio was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Quadio is actively involved in R&D, manufacture and distribution of hearing health care services and devices.
Link to Android app. Currently supported for: LG Nexus 5x. Coming soon for: Huawei Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Link to iOS app. Currently supported for:iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6s plus
The Q+ app has the following features
1. It accurately tests hearing loss
2. Intelligently configures sound amplification based on hearing loss
3. Runs in the background without interfering with normal phone functioning
4. Delivers sound enhancement for bass, midrange and treble frequencies
5. Provides customizable controls for sound clarity