iHear Medical to partner with the manufacturer Flex for advanced hearing aids


Startup iHear has announced that it has signed an agreement with Flexwhereby the supply chain solutions company will serve as iHear Medical‘s primary manufacturer and supplier as it prepares to transition to mass production.

iHear Medical specializes in web-enabled hearing solutions and aims to create affordable and accessible hearing solutions with superior sound quality. The company has over 44 US and international patents issued and pending in its intellectual property portfolio. The company’s cloud-based platform is intended to provide consumers with clinically effective hearing solutions at a cost of under USD 300 per device.

“We are excited to work with Flex to deliver products with the highest standards. Through collaboration with Flex and other global suppliers, iHear Medical plans to scale up sales in the United States before launching in China and other global markets in 2017,” said Adnan Shennib, President and CEO of iHear Medical.

Flex, headquartered in San Jose, California, works in design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services and has about 200,000 professionals across 30 different countries. Sumir Kapur, Senior Vice President in Flex’s Consumer Technology Group, commented on the partnership, saying “We are thrilled that iHear Medical is joining the list of leading technology companies that have partnered with Flex for production of their unique and innovative products. We look forward to a fruitful partnership as we begin the process of manufacturing their high-end hearing aid.”

Source: PR Newswire; iHear; Flextronics