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Nightingales and Amplifon to bring hearing home

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Bangalore, October 25, 2017: Nightingales Home Health Services, an enterprise of Medwell Ventures and the pioneer of specialty home healthcare in India, today, announced its association with Amplifon, an award winning company for providing the best hearing care solutions and treatments in India. Amplifon provides the latest technology-enabled digital hearing aid devices to deliver a better listening experience. Through this association, Nightingales and Amplifon are providing hearing aid services to anyone in need within the comfort of their homes. This service will be available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.

According to statistics, in India, 6.3% of the population (63 million) suffers from hearing loss. The estimated prevalence of adult onset deafness was found to be 7.6% and childhood onset to be 2%. Four in every thousand children are born with severe to profound hearing loss. It has been noted by the WHO that half the causes of deafness are preventable and about 30%, though not preventable, are treatable or can be managed with assistive devices. Thus, about 80% of all deafness can be said to be avoidable. 

The severity of the hearing defect can be measured in several ways. While the main procedure involves how well a patient responds to a normal speech or whispers, the tests are segregated into mainly two categories. The first procedure involves tests on how difficult it is for the patient to maintain constant speech intensity and secondly, it is tested whether the patient is particularly impaired at a certain frequency range. 

Amplifon and Nightingales brings home modern techniques that involve producing sounds of several frequencies and pitches and thus manually detecting the problem and deriving accurate results from the above tests conducted at home.

Nightingales’ collaboration with Amplifon also aims at revolutionizing the method of detecting hearing loss by testing at home. This enables the audiologist to test the hearing capacity of a patient in a regular environment with noise and disturbance which they are exposed to on a daily basis. This set up increases accuracy in comparison to a test conducted in a sound proof room.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Lalit Pai, CEO and Co-founder of Medwell Ventures said, “Nightingales witnessed an overwhelming response to providing hassle free dental services in the comfort of your home. While speaking with our patrons, we felt the need to expand our offerings by adding specialized services such as providing hearing impairment solutions to our varied categories. With more than 60% of people over the age of 60 suffering from some degree of hearing impairment, loss of hearing is becoming a common household problem. Statistics suggest that 1/12th of the whole population suffer from some extent of hearing loss. While not many realize they have a problem, people across age groups have been diagnosed with early hearing impairment issues which could be resolved with timely medical assistance.”

About Nightingales Home Health Services

Nightingales has been in the home health sector since 1996 in Bangalore. Post the acquisition of the company by Medwell, it has developed a strong focus on specialty home healthcare services in chronic diseases including pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, metabolic diseases, orthopedics, geriatrics and post-operative rehabilitation making it India’s leading home health company. Additional services are being introduced, including remote health monitoring, tele-health, diagnostics, rehabilitation and wellness therapeutics. Nightingales ensures excellence in patient health outcomes through a validated protocol and care plan approach for chronic diseases including congestive heart failure, stroke management, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, wound care management for diabetics, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care and chronic arthritic pain management. The company has recently established a successful home dentistry program. Nightingales has also built relationships with key medical technology providers to enhance its reach and effectiveness of service delivery. Nightingales aims to establish a home healthcare delivery network in 10 Indian metro clusters and increase its subscriber base to over 500,000 families.

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