- IQbuds BOOST™ placed on NHS Scotland (incorporating Northern Ireland region) hearing contract.
- Placed under Hearables category of contract and available immediately.
20 June 2019 – Perth, Australia
Nuheara Limited (ASX: NUH) (“Company” or “Nuheara”), transforming the way people hear by creating game-changing hearing solutions that are accessible and affordable, is pleased to announce that IQbuds BOOST™ has successfully been placed on the NHS Scotland hearing contract (which also incorporates the Northern Ireland region) under the Hearables category, Lot 5 – Hearable and Wearable.
Under the NHS Scotland Framework, the Hearables category specifically caters for devices that are primarily intended to allow streaming of media to the device but that also offer a hearing enhancing function not dissimilar to a hearing aid.
IQbuds BOOST™ are immediately available under the framework and will be supplied and supported under the contract via Nuheara’s UK distributor Puretone.
There are 14 NHS Health Boards within NHS Scotland and also incorporates the Healthcare Trust’s with NHS Northern Ireland.
In relation to the English NHS categorisation process of IQbuds BOOST™, the matter is still in discussion and Nuheara will provide an update when it is able. For reference, unlike the Scottish NHS contract, there is currently no Hearables Category within the English NHS contract.
Commenting on the NHS developments Nuheara CEO, Justin Miller, said,” We are delighted that, with immediate effect, we can begin supplying NHS in Scotland and Northern Ireland with IQbuds BOOST™.
“We take great confidence that health agencies such as NHS Scotland, see a growing need to now separately categorise hearable products within their hearing programs. This is leading to a change in the status quo and influence of the current hearing device industry. More importantly, it is a major boost to our Company’s future and aspiration to be a global hearing leader by providing more functional, affordable and accessible hearable products.”
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Nuheara is a global leader in smart personal hearing devices which change people’s lives by enhancing the power to hear. Nuheara has developed proprietary and multi-functional intelligent hearing technology that augments a person’s hearing and facilitates cable free connection to smart devices. Nuheara is based in Perth, Australia and has offices in San Francisco and New York, USA. Nuheara was the first consumer wearables technology company to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
In 2016, the Company released its revolutionary wireless earbuds, IQbudsTM, which allow consumers to augment their hearing according to their personal hearing preferences and connect hands free with their voice-enabled smart devices. IQbuds™ are now sold in major consumer electronics retailers, professional hearing clinics and optical chains around the world.
The Company’s mission is to transform the way people hear by creating smart hearing solutions that are both accessible and affordable.
Learn more about Nuheara: www.nuheara.com.