Apollo Spectra Hospitals has partnered with Pune's hearing health care provider Quadio Labs to provide Internet-based audiometry services.
Together, they have introduced 'net audiometry' services at Apollo Spectra Hospitals at Tardeo and Chembur here.
Neeraj Dotel, CEO of Quadio Labs, said under this partnership, patients can walk into any one of the two hospital facilities in Mumbai and avail audiometry services via his company's audiologists over the Internet.
"Patients visiting the hospital would be connected to Quadio's team of audiologists sitting in Pune through a computer, following which they would remotely conduct the audiometry," Dotel said in a statement here.
He said net audiometry empowers audiologists to break the physical barriers of a brick and mortar hearing clinic and reach patients across geographies to conduct audiometry test for hearing impaired individuals.
According to WHO, hearing loss affects over 10 per cent of India's population of over 1.2 billion and is the second most debilitating disability in the country.
Dotel said as part of the partnership, Apollo Spectra will also be reaching to institutions like schools, traffic police personnel, bus drivers etc via 'net audiometry' to help detect any cases of congenital or other adult hearing loss and increase awareness.
Meanwhile, Apollo Hospitals organised a condolence meeting in memory of Jayalalithaa.
"Today, a condolence meeting was organised at the Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, to pay tribute to our beloved Puratchi Thalaivi. #AmmaForever", the hospital said in a tweet.
State Principal Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, Apollo Hospitals Managing Director Preetha Reddy were among those who took part in the meeting.