It is reported that the morbidity of congenital hearing impairment in Chinese newborns is 1‰ to 3‰. As they grow older, chances of getting permanent hearing impairment are even larger with the incidence rate growing up to 2.7 ‰ before five years old and to 3.5 ‰ in adolescence. The morbidity in the aged is as high as 73.58%. At present, there are 137,000 children from 0 to 6 years old suffering from hearing impairment and every year sees more than 30,000 new cases added to the group. Rehabilitation for deaf children has been included to the national rescue work plan. As revealed by statistics of the WHO, over 60% of children hearing impairment can be avoided. Thus, diagnosis, intervention, and rehabilitation at an early stage appear fairly important.
It’s been five years since med-tech company Ottobock provided technical support for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London with a team of 80 technicians. Over 22 days, the team completed 2,062 repairs for athletes from 123 countries. Ottobock is now set to return to London as the official technical support partner for the World Para Athletics Championships, the eight time the company has done so.
Sonova, the biggest hearing aid maker globally by revenue, said that it is aiming to drive up sales in China, whose population suffers the world's highest levels of hearing loss, with the help of its newly-opened international training institute in Jiangsu province.
Established in 2000, headquartered in the high-tech enterprise incubator park of Guangzhou, Guangzhou LonGEST Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is an internationally first-class rehabilitation equipment manufacturer integrating R&D, manufacture, sales and services and is committed to providing quality and complete comprehensive services for the construction of rehabilitation medicine specialties of medical institutions at home. Its products involve professional rehabilitation fields such as pain, skeleton and nerve and cover most clinical departments of Chinese and Western medical institutions at home, including 8 high-and-new-tech products, 18 software copyrights, 38 patents. Some of its products have passed CE certification and been exported to more than 30 developed countries and regions worldwide. Up to date, LonGEST has employed near 300 employees, established around 20 branches across the world, with more than 200 distribution partners.
Recognized as the third-largest care & rehabilitation exhibition around the globe as well as the sole national exhibition of assistive devices for the disabled in China, Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 (CR Expo 2017) is going to be held from September 13th to 15th 2017, at China National Convention Center in Beijing. This session of CR Expo is estimated to cover an area of 20,000 sqm, attracting 350 world-known enterprises to come together to showcase internationally popular assistive products, technology and services along with the latest achievements in the industry of assistive devices for the disabled in China. All the booths have already been sold out as soon as the previous and new exhibitors receive the message to start their application.
Established in 2007, Shenzhen Honeycomb Technology Co., Ltd. is a national high-tech enterprise specialized in the innovation of assistive technology for persons with disability, the research and development of assistive devices and assistive technology and service. With an in-depth insight on the needs of the physically challenged and a continuous pursuit of product and technology innovation, Honeycomb has developed proprietary products in education, information, life, rehabilitation and entertainment sold in 40 countries across the world.
Renai Jiahe (Beijing) Rehabilitation Assistant Devices Technology Co. Ltd is mainly based on research and development of various types of products that are suitable for disabled people. Renai Jiahe has become the first-class brand in Chinese assistant devices area depending on its sharp observation and excellent research and development ability. Some products exploited by company have gained the new practical patent certificate that is issued by the state, such as the voiced rice cooker with braille, the voiced electric pressure cooker with braille and the voiced induction cooker with braille, these products are widely distributed by the provincial and municipal disabled people's federation and have been sold abroad.
As a new business pattern spanning manufacturing and service industry driven by the joint forces of demand and policies, the assistive devices industry is endowed with great potential and broad prospects. According to a special survey on the basic services for and needs of the disabled in China, there are 7,580,000 people with disability certificate having no access to services with assistive devices. Along with the increasing population of senior citizens and aged people with disabilities, the demand for assistive devices and services continues to be on an upward trend. Also, the “Suggestions on Accelerating the Development of Assistive Devices Industry” issued by the State Council helps create a favorable policy environment for the promotion of this industry.
Founded in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen EBL Rehabilitation Instruments Co., Ltd. is a specialized manufacturer of multi-sensory, sensory integration and rehabilitation facilities and instruments. Through Hong Kong Eryi Design Co., Ltd., the Company has sold its products to occupational therapy, physical therapy, special education and early education institutions in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. From 2005 to 2016, EBL products have been sold to 500 rehabilitation facilities in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.