Solution with multiple advantages.

SONUP creates application-based solutions to assess hearing disorders, from the simplest to the most complex. All our solutions are designed to be playful and allow self-testing. We want to democratize hearing screening on the one hand and facilitate diagnosis on the other.
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Simple
A self-testing application, a tablet, a calibrated headset, and that’s it!
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Quick

A 3-minute test is sufficient to detect hearing problems that can be treated with hearing aids.

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Playful

Offer hearing assessment through games, to make hearing aids less dramatic.

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Reliable
Our headsets are calibrated and all our tests are standardized by clinical studies.

Several types of tests.

SoTone

Pure tonal screening test

This is a screening test to see if the patient HEARS correctly in both ears.

Four main frequencies are presented in the headphones at different intensities. The objective is to know if these frequencies are perceived at low intensities. For this test to be reliable, it is imperative that the equipment be calibrated. That’s good news, because SONUP can rely on the innovative calibration technique developed in-house!

However, for the test to remain reliable, it is best to perform it in a quiet area such as the privacy or eye exam room.

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SoNoise

Speech understanding in noise test

It is a test to assess if the patient UNDERSTANDS correctly.

Words* are presented in the headset, accompanied by background noise. This one is loud enough to mask the sound environment, but obviously not traumatic for the ears. This technique increases the robustness of the test even in non-calm environments. The test will look for the patient’s intelligibility limit in noise. This value is compared to that of normal hearing subjects. 

Unlike the SoTone test, the SoNoise test can be performed in different types of sound environments because the test noise covers the room noise. It can be offered on the sales table (as a health game) and in the main area of a pharmacy for example.

A double innovation.

Technological innovation
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Each Bluetooth headset is individually calibrated to control the output level and make the results more reliable. They are equipped with active noise cancellation, allowing tests to be carried out in all sound environments.
Service innovation
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SONUP brings the test to the patient, not the other way around. We rely on an inter-professional and local network of partners who use our solution. Together, they make virtuous synergies possible for the benefit of patients.

These healthcare professionals facilitate the entry of hearing-impaired patients into the healthcare system, and SONUP acts as a trusted third party to answer their questions throughout the healthcare process.

Questions about our solution ?

Yes, they were designed by our team of audiologists (ENT Professor, Doctors in neurosciences, audiologists) at the University of Montpellier. The tests are systematically validated scientifically through clinical studies. This guarantees reliable and reproducible results.

Calibration of the headphones is an essential step to ensure the reliability of hearing screenings. Indeed, each headset has its own acoustic characteristics, particularly in terms of the maximum intensities it can generate at different frequencies. Without calibration, the same hearing test performed with an A headset will not have the same results as with a B headset.

That’s why SONUP calibrates each of its helmets individually. It’s a good thing we have developed an innovative method of calibrating Bluetooth headsets, which we are the only ones to master!

You may have already noticed, but HEARING and UNDERSTANDING are different! How many people have ever uttered the famous sentence : “I hear people talking to me, but I don’t understand what is being said”. This is why we offer a “Pure tone” test that will evaluate the ability of the ears to HEAR, and a “speech in noise” test that will allow us to know if the person understands well.

A noise comprehension test has several advantages:

  • It allows for earlier identification of the need for hearing aids: the speech test is therefore a privileged tool for the early management of mild hearing loss.
  • It allows patients to experience their difficulties in a more realistic way: this is an important lever in the awareness and acceptance to continue the care path towards the fitting.
  • It can be performed in any type of sound environment, thus allowing a democratization of the auditory evaluation with a minimum of constraints.
The purpose of a screening test is to determine whether or not further testing is needed. We want to know if the person needs to be taken care of. The goal is not to know the degree of deafness but simply to know if the patient should be referred to a dedicated health professional. It is the rest of the treatment that will determine the origin and degree of the deafness, as well as the solutions to compensate it.