Makerere Students’ Wulira App to Prevent Hearing Loss

Makerere university students developed the Wulira app to help people having hearing problems and also aid in preventing hearing loss.

Wulira is an android mobile application that is used to assess hearing loss in at-risk patients and provide immediate reporting on results.

The app is programmed to transmit a specific sound to test subjects and gives the patient an immediate diagnosis and recommendation. The resulting analysis is documented and can be shared with an audiologist for further observation.

It is also helpful the elderly who acquire age-related hearing loss and can enable parents detect any hearing defects in children early enough to find remedies for them

The Wulira app emerged among the top 10 tech start-ups finalists of the World Health Summit 2018 that is aimed at tracking outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health.

Other finalist include;

Caspar Health (Germany)
DX-Labtrack (Germany)
Eyeluminati (India)
ImmunifyMe (Sri Lanka)
inveox GmbH (Germany)
Magnosco GmbH (Germany)
Pay It Forward (USA)
SpotSense (India)
Strand Therapeutics Inc. (USA)

The World Health Summit provides young entrepreneurs with three days of access to world leaders from science, industry, politics, and civil society to set up future collaborations and get to know potential mentors, investors and board members.

The Wulira app is to compete with other innovations and the winner will be presented and receive an award in a ceremony at the World Health Summit.

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