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Our Vision

We are a health-tech startup developing novel hearing screening technology with the vision of changing lives for individuals with hearing loss by bringing about earlier management.

Who We Are

We were incorporated by Claudia Freigang and Colin Horne in 2017. We've since grown to have 4 team members and have previously hosted 3 interns. You can follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you're interested in joining our team, check out our jobs page.

Claudia Freigang
Claudia Freigang, PhD
CEO
Colin Horne
Colin Horne, PhD
CTO
Phil Harris
Phil Harris, PhD
Non-Executive Director
Molly Erskine
Molly Erskine
Software Engineer

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Partners and Supporters

News & Updates

23 October 2019

Colin receives award from Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire

We're very excited and proud to announce that our co-founder and CTO Colin Horne has received a £5k award from Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability. We're very grateful to Sir Stelios, the Foundation, and Leonard Cheshire for the award and for their commitment to helping people overcome disability!

17 October 2019

Phil Harris joins Hearing Diagnostics in the role of Non-Executive Director

We're delighted to announce that Philip Harris will be joining us as non-executive director. Phil has a wealth of experience as CEO in medical devices and manufacturing/engineering companies and is passionate about driving change in healthcare. We're very excited to welcome him on board and are looking forward to working together to lead innovation in hearing screening!

14 October 2019

Semi-finalists at Scottish EDGE 15!

We're very excited and grateful to have made it to the Scottish EDGE Semi-finals! We can't wait to pitch to the judges!

12 August 2019

Molly Erskine joins our team!

Welcome to Molly, who's joined our technology team to work on the development of our hearing screening technology! Molly has a background in Software Engineering, having worked in healthtech startups before joining our company.

6 June 2019

Scottish Enterprise SMART:Scotland Success

We're absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a 12 month SMART:Scotland feasibility grant to develop a prototype of our hearing screening technology!

1 May 2019

We're hiring!

We're very excited to announce that we're hiring! We're looking for a final year/postgraduate student or a graduate for a year-long software engineering placement position. The position will involve software engineering in C++11 and will commence in July 2019. Check our careers page for more details!

18 April 2019

Milestone: Patent

We're delighted to say that we've filed for our first patent covering our novel hearing screening system. Our technology is now officially patent pending!

31 August 2018

Royal Bank of Scotland Entrepreneur Accelerator

We're super excited to have been offered a place in the Royal Bank of Scotland's Entrepreneur Accelerator! As of October, we will be based at the fantastic RBS Gogarburn campus in Edinburgh. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us. Ever since we first set foot in the Gogarburn campus for an EDGE workshop in February, we've known that this is where we need to be. The environment is absolutely buzzing with energy and creative spirit, making it the perfect place to build a startup. We're thrilled that our new interns and employees will be able to join us in this enthusing atmosphere! Let's make a difference and fix hearing screening!

20 August 2018

Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Claudia Freigang and Colin Horne: finalists in the                   Great British Entrepreneur Awards for Scotland and                   Northern Ireland.

We're thrilled to have been selected as finalists for the GBEA Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year award! We look forward to attending the celebratory evening at RBS Gogarburn on the 13th of September.

29 June 2018

We're hiring

We're very excited to announce that we're hiring! We're looking for an aspiring software engineer to help us build our core technology during a three month internship. For more details, please see our careers page.

14 June 2018

Scottish EDGE Awards Ceremony

We're delighted to have been invited to the Scottish EDGE 12 Awards Ceremony, where we were presented with our Wildcard Category prize of £10,000, to be put towards funding our new internship programme!

Colin Horne and Claudia Freigang of Hearing                   Diagnostics Limited being presented their                   Scottish EDGE 12 Wildcard Award by Evelyn McDonald and Sir Tom Hunter
Evelyn McDonald and Sir Tom Hunter present our company founders Colin Horne and Claudia Freigang with our Scottish EDGE 12 Wildcard Award.
Photo credit: © Sandy Young Photography, 07970 268944, sandyyoungphotography@gmail.com, www.scottishphotographer.com. 12th Scottish EDGE Awards Ceremony at RBS HQ, Gogarburn.

26 April 2018

Scottish EDGE Success

We're thrilled, overjoyed, and delighted to be one of the #EDGE12 Wildcard winners!! We're very grateful to our judges for being so incredibly friendly and supportive, and to the entire Scottish EDGE team for making this competition such a great experience! Our prize will be announced at the Scottish EDGE Awards Ceremony on 14th of June.

6 April 2018

Scottish EDGE

We are very excited to have progressed to the Scottish EDGE Wildcard Final in Glasgow on 25th April, 2018.

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at spurring innovation in Scotland by supporting highly innovative startups. The Wildcard EDGE category is open to pre-trading companies, and if we are successful, would provide us with £15,000 of grant funding, as well as additional non-financial business support.

28 January 2018

Innovate UK Success

We are excited to say that we have been awarded funding to undertake a 6 month feasibility study as part of the Innovate UK Digital Health Technology Catalyst (2017).

Description of our feasibility study, as published by Innovate UK:

Hearing loss affects 360 million people worldwide and 11 million people within the UK, with most of those affected being 65 years of age, or older. Un-managed hearing loss in the elderly commonly leads to social isolation and depression, and may cause or accelerate the progression of cognitive decline and dementia. Management is thus crucial, and is most effective if started early after the initial progression of the hearing loss. Routine screening is necessary in order to ensure early management, as without screening, patients often go un-diagnosed for a prolonged period of time after first experiencing the symptoms of hearing loss. However, current technology is inappropriate for widespread screening due to poor accuracy and high sensitivity to background noise. To address this, we are developing a new hearing screening product, Audimetroid, that will make innovative use of advanced algorithms in order to make screening for hearing loss more accurate and less sensitive to background noise. This will make widespread hearing screening programmes more cost efficient by reducing the number of normal-hearing patients who are erroneously referred to audiology services, and will allow hearing assessments to take place at primary care providers, including GP surgeries and pharmacies, where existing technology would be unreliable due to the presence of background noise. During the proposed feasibility study, we will validate the technological and scientific approaches underpinning the concept, and ensure Audimetroid's applicability as a tool for use in widespread hearing screening programmes.