Hong Kong Economic Times covering Ximplar

The Hong Kong Economic Times publishes a story on technology entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.  Ximplar is one of the two companies featured in the article. [link to...
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SingTao Daily covering Ximplar

  Singtao Daily published a story covering Ximplar and The Hong Kong Science...
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Defying Confucious: Tales of Risk Taking From Asian Entrepreneurs

Kira Newman of TechCocktail released her report “Defying Confucius: Tales of Risk Taking from Asian Entrepreneurs” based on her 6-month research in Asia.  Ximplar was one of the companies featured.  ...
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ACEHearing Paper Published in the International Journal of Audiology

The International Journal of Audiology has published Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered hearing test – a medical paper based on the findings on ACEHearing’s clinical trials. This is the first time a peer-reviewed medical journal acknowledged that accurate, computerized self-administered hearing test is a reliable and valid measure of a person’s hearing health, and a great testament to our team and...
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The Wall Street Journal: Targeting Local Needs to Find Global Solutions

Adam Smith, the head judge of this year’s Asian Innovation Awards, shares his thoughts on this year’s winners.  He is Google’s the Director of Product Management APAC  who overseas YouTube across the Asia-Pacific region. ACEHearing was the winner of the Bronze Award as well as the Audience Choice Award. [Excerpt from article] … the innovation of the Bronze winners comes not just from solving big problems, but from attempting to make those solutions ubiquitous. Ximplar and the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s ACEHearing tackle an issue that affects 10%-20% of the global population—hearing loss. This inventive piece of firmware embedded in smartphones gives a phone’s owner a quick hearing test, then optimizes the phone’s audio frequencies based on the results. We’re not too far from the day where in some parts of the world smartphones will be within easier reach than health professionals [link to...
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The Wall Street Journal: Growth Spurs Asian Entrepreneurship

The Wall Street Journal covers the 2o11 Asian Innovation Awards results.  ACEHearing was the winner of the Bronze Award as well as the Audience Choice Award. [Except from the article] This year’s Bronze-prize winner, developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ximplar Ltd., turns everyday consumer electronics into hearing-enhancement devices. ACEHearing, which stands for Automated Customized Enhanced Hearing, will be applied first to smartphones, either as a downloadable app or as pre-installed firmware, said Andrew Van Hasselt, one of the principal developers and chair of the ear, nose and throat department at CUHK. “Most people just try to make do and compensate for hearing loss,” Paul Lee, a director at Ximplar, said. “What they’re not aware of is they will eventually lose economic opportunities and self-confidence.” Messrs. Van Hasselt and Lee said consumers can expect to use the technology in early 2012. They see ACEHearing being incorporated into tablets, desktop and laptop PCs and MP3 players, so that users’ hearing profiles could roam with them wherever they go. [link to...
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