Walgreens announced that, as part of the expansion of its digital health platform Find Care, it has added Lexie Hearing, a DTC hearing care solution owned by hearX, to its list of collaborators.
HearX, a start-up company founded at the University of Pretoria in 2015 by professor De Wet Swanepoel and Dr Herman Myburgh, aims to be disrupter in the traditional hearing healthcare space by offering hearing care to people that might not ordinarily have access. In 2018, the company worked with the nonprofit Hear the World Foundation to provide hearing screenings to low-income South African townships by utilizing its hearScreen app. The app allows for testing without the use of specialized equipment or an audiological specialist, thereby cutting costs and barriers to seeking care.
Additionally, HearX recently received an $8.3 million Series A funding round from Bose Ventures, HAVAÍC, Futuregrowth Asset Management, and Sphere Holdings, as part of its goal toward future expansion.
Lexie Hearing is a subscription service that strives to provide consumers with hearing aids, accessories, and access to hearing experts, for a monthly fee. A short description of what Lexie Hearing can offer through the Walgreen’s partnership is available by clicking here on the Walgreens’ website.
Source: Walgreens, Lexie Hearing
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