Chisom Jenniffer Okoye
2 minute read
13 Jan 2020
5:59 am

WATCH: Hearing aid firm faces big hurdle of load shedding

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

Power cuts and generator costs will impact on the company's commitment to keeping prices affordable, says CEO.

Dr Dirk Koekemoer created eMoyo and the KUDUwave boothless audiometer that was used to do the first transatlantic hearing test. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

While a South African company attempts to break barriers by inventing the world’s first hearing testing machinery, feeding the demand for their product around the world has become a hassle as they currently face their biggest hurdle: load shedding. With the use of a highly technical staff including engineers, designers and clinicians, the company eMoyo which was founded in 2008 with a primary focus on automated primary healthcare introduced the KUDUwave, a high frequency audiometer featuring booth-free operation and high frequency hearing testing. Chief executive officer Dr Dirk Koekemoer said with the world’s growing population expected to be as high...