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QUADIO WINS THE VODAFONE "MOBILE FOR GOOD" AWARD 2016 FOR MOST INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE APP
Pune based Quadio labs wins Vodafone Mobile for Good Award
Pune, 18 Nov 2016: Pune based health care start-up, Quadio Labs won the prestigious Vodafone Mobile for Good Award for its revolutionary Q+ hearing app at a grand event in Delhi. ‘Mobile for Good (M4G) Awards’ is the flagship initiative of the Vodafone Foundation in India and supports emerging mobile solutions with transformational impact on the society. The award recognises and supports most innovative and impactful solutions using mobile technology in the areas of health, education, governance and business.
The Q+ app is a result of an incredible innovation from Quadio Labs that converts your smart phone into a hearing aid. With inbuilt hearing tests, adaptive sound processing and controllable listening experiences, the advanced and futuristic Q+ app is a sophisticated and affordable next-generation hearing solution that caters to hearing loss from mild to severe range.
Sharing his excitement about winning the award, CEO, Neeraj Dotel said, “The noble phone has already pushed the boundaries of technology and made everyday items like camera, calculator, MP3 player etc. obsolete. We believe the next big beneficiary of this technological advancement will be medical devices. We are thankful to Vodafone for honouring us with this prestigious M4G award as this recognition has encouraged us to work harder towards the betterment of hearing care in India by making it affordable and available in every corner of the country.”
Hearing loss is the second largest disability in the India 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. Untreated hearing loss can negatively affect the quality of life for older persons by preventing them from engaging with other, thereby leading to social isolation, and limiting their ability to work. Beyond those adverse effects hearing loss has also been associated with depression, dementia, cognitive decline, physical injuries, Alzheimer’s diseases and even mortality.
Q+ HEARING APP LAUNCHED
May 19, 2016: Quadio launched the innovative Q+ hearing app on the iOS and Android platforms at a media conference at the Trident in Mumbai on May 17, 2016. Q+ is poised to be a holistic mobile based hearing solution equipped with all the features of a conventional hearing tool.
The Q+ app harnesses the processing power of smart phone to enable it to be used as a 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.
Talking about the app, Neeraj Dotel, CEO, said, “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 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.”
Anurag Sharma, Co-founder and CTO said, “When we started Quadio, 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. I appreciate the hard work put in by our team in creating a wonderful amalgam of technology, intuitive design and stellar performance into a package that is Q+.”
ENT specialist and Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Milind Kirtane, consultant ENT surgeon at 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.”
FREE HEARING CHECKS AND DISCOUNTED HEARING AIDS
April 1, 2016: Quadio is pleased to announce free hearing checks for all armed forces personnel during the month of April at our Anand Hearing Clinic in Pune.
All army, air force and naval personnel are welcome to visit our clinic to obtain world-class hearing health care treatment and management from our trained audiologists.
FREE hearing checks and DISCOUNTS UP TO 50% on hearing aids of all leading brands.
Visit: Anand Hearing Clinic, 101 Business Avenue (Cosmos Bank Building), Lane 6, Koregaon Park, Pune (see map).
Call: 1800-2333-99 for an appointment or simply walk into our clinic for a consultation.
Clinic Timings: 10 am - 8 pm (Monday to Saturday)
QUADIO'S BRAND NEW HEARING AID OFFERING
Behind-the-ear (BTE) preprogrammed hearing aid,18-hour rechargeable battery, Left ear, right-ear or both ears (binaural), Bluetooth-compatible, Preset environment modes, Personalization app for fine-tuning
March 31, 2016: Quadio announces its brand-new product offering - the InstaHear QH220 hearing aid.
Programmable and customizable, InstaHear QH220 allows you to fine-tune your hearing device to your specific hearing impairment.
InstaHear QH220 is ready to use right out of the box. You can use this for your left ear, right ear or both ears (binaural).
It has an 18-hour rechargeable battery. No need to buy separate batteries; simply plug in and charge your battery like you charge your mobile phone.
Bluetooth compatibilty enables you connect your hearing aid to bluetooth-enabled devices for wireless audio streaming and phone calls.
InstaHear QH220 offers substantial hearing flexibility and customization with its environment presets and customizable app.
- SALES: To talk to our sales team, call us on our toll-free number at 1800-2333-999 or write to us at email@example.com.
- HEARING LOSS INFORMATION: Learn more about hearing loss here: Hearing Loss Information
- HEARING IMPAIRMENT QUESTIONNAIRE: To check if you have hearing loss, take this questionnaire: Do I Have Hearing Loss?
- HEARING LOSS TESTING: To get information about where to get tested for hearing loss, call us on our toll-free number at 1800-2333-999 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our hearing clinics are established in select cities in India.
- HEARING AIDS: To know more about our hearing aids, click here: Hearing Aids
- APPOINTMENT: To get an appointment with one of our hearing clinics, call us on our toll-free number at 1800-2333-99 or click here to book an online appointment.
QUADIO ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS TENTH HEARING CLINIC
Now providing hearing health services in Pune, Maharashtra
March 31, 2016: Quadio is proud to announce the opening of its tenth hearing clinic in India. Our new hearing clinic in Pune opend on 31 March 2016 and provides a full range of hearing health services and great customer service.
With sophisticated audiometry and highly-trained friendly staff, we deliver a hearing loss management solution tailored to meet your requirements.
We sell hearing aid products from all leading brands. Our service does not end at simply evaluating your hearing loss and fitting you with the best hearing aid; we offer continued service and support to ensure you enjoy the best possible benefit from your hearing device.
QUADIO AT ISHACON 2016
February 8, 2016: ISHACON 2016, with more than 600 registered participants, was held in Mumbai at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri (W), Mumbai. Quadio participated for the first time in this 48th Annual ISHACON by putting up a exhibition stall.
Quadio launched its net dispensing solutions - Quadiometer and Net Audiometry - through this event. Also on display were our hearing products, Smart and remotehear. Smart is the only digital, rechargeable and binaural hearing device available in India.
Quadiometer and Net audiometry stole the show at ISHACON. It was the uniqueness of this concept that pulled the maximum crowd to this stall. By the end of the first day, audiologists and students alike were talking about these concepts and bringing their friends to the stall. Many stalwarts in this field, such as, Dr. C.S. Vanaja, Dr. Asha Yatiraj, Dr. Madhuri Gore, Nilesh Dandekar, Dr. Suresh T, Dr. Shivprasad Reddy, appreciated the product.
In all, there were more than 200 audiologists who registered at the Quadio stall. There was a lot of excitement about how these products can help them solve practical issues, such as, reaching out to more patients in different geographies, providing audiometry services to bedridden patients in hospitals and providing home service to patients in a efficient manner.
In a time when there are around 2000 registered audiologists practicing in the country of 1.2 billion, an innovation for performing audiometry over the internet will surely help in bridging the gap between the need for services and availability of resources.