How a CHEO surgeon’s idea is changing hearing testing in the North

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The idea first came to Dr. Matthew Bromwich while on his annual visit to treat children in Iqaluit.

Many of the patients the CHEO ear, nose and throat specialist and surgeon saw in the North — where children suffer hearing loss at three times the national average — needed hearing tests. That often meant flying them and their families down to Ottawa because no audiologist was available in Iqaluit.

To 44-year-old Bromwich, who has been described as an “ideas factory,” it was a problem begging for a solution.

“I said: ‘Why can’t we fit something in a shoebox and send it up and do testing there?’”

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Tech company born at CHEO gives back: donates $150,000 to CHEO

OTTAWA — August 21, 2019 — Today, Dr. Matthew Bromwich presented CHEO President and CEO Alex Munter with a donation of $150,000 from SHOEBOX Ltd., the company he founded to bring his tablet-based audiometer to market. The donation will support more ear-health research and will enable medical outreach to make hearing health more accessible in remote and underserved areas.

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SHOEBOX® QuickTest – Leading the Way in Hearing Screening: Acquiring Qualified Participants for a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Marketing

OTTAWA, ON, APRIL 26, 2019 --QuickTest gives Hear Care Providers (HCP) the ability to categorize participants into three key hearing categories: people with normal hearing, those with some hearing loss who are candidates for hearables, personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) and soon over-the-counter devices, and those who are candidates for hearing aids. Hear Care Providers will experience an all-new level of customization with QuickTest. Your team will now be able to establish testing protocols, incorporate your branding elements, create pages and forms with custom call to actions, adhere to all HIPAA and GDPR regulations, and create customized privacy policies.

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SHOEBOX AUDIOMETRY ADDS INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES FOR OUT OF BOOTH TESTING

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Version 5.0 of iPad Audiometer adds Patent-pending REACT™ Technology, Assisted Mode Testing, and SRT/SDT Testing


Ottawa, ON, June 19, 2018 – Clearwater Clinical Limited, the leading manufacturer of iPad-based audiometers, announced today that it has released version 5.0 of its flagship product, SHOEBOX Audiometry. Version 5.0 is a major step forward in delivering on our core mission -  to make hearing testing more accessible, easy, and accurate.

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Technology-assisted lead generation for hearing clinics

Hearing Health & Technology LogoThere are a number of traditional marketing channels that audiologists have used and continue to use to generate traffic for their clinics. These include online marketing, email marketing, the utility of a website, blogs, and testimonials to offer credibility and education to the consumer. Word of mouth and even snail mail campaigns are still commonplace strategies. For many clinics, these practices are sufficient to generate respectable traffic. However, many clinics want to increase the number of people coming through the door to boost revenues, especially as their business expands.

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Clearwater Clinical Receives CE Mark Approval for SHOEBOX Audiometry

The Hearing Review logoClearwater Clinical Limited announced that the company has received CE Mark Approval — signifier that products sold in the European Economic Area (EEA) have been assessed to meet safety and other protection requirements—for SHOEBOX Audiometry in Europe as an audiometer intended for diagnosis of human hearing loss. SHOEBOX, according to Clearwater, is reportedly “the world’s first CE-Marked” iPad-based audiometer.

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