SA Start-Up makes TIME100 Most Influential Companies List

Nic Klopper

Lexie Hearing, a market leader in US hearing healthcare and the developer of the award-winning Lexie B2 Hearing Aids Powered by Bose, has been named to TIME’s third-annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. The renowned list highlights companies making an extraordinary impact around the world.

To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations from its global network of contributors and correspondents as well as from outside experts. Then TIME editors evaluated each on key factors, including impact, innovation, ambition, and success. The result is a diverse group of 100 businesses helping chart an essential path forward.

“It’s an incredible honour to be recognized by TIME, next to some of the world’s most iconic brands. At Lexie, we work every day to create accessible hearing care for everyone, everywhere, and we’re thankful to TIME for recognizing our positive global impact,” said Nic Klopper, Lexie Hearing Founder and CEO.

Lexie Hearing was developed by hearX Group, an impact-driven company that has provided over 2 million hearing tests in 191 countries globally. hearX is an 8-year-old, Pretoria based company that takes pride in providing an entirely new way to overcome traditional barriers to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disabling hearing loss. 

Lexie Hearing Executive Team

Lexie Hearing is changing the hearing industry in the US with over-the-counter hearing aids. They’re significantly more affordable and accessible than prescription hearing aids but studies show that they provide similar outcomes.

The direct-to-consumer division of hearX Group launched in July 2020, with its head office and customer support centre located in Pretoria. In only three years the business has partnered with Bose, developed a retail footprint of over 12,000 stores, and grown in revenue by 1200%.

Not only did they receive this coveted acknowledgement by TIME but have also won a number of other significant awards internationally.

TIME editors solicited nominations for the list from companies across a range of sectors, including health care, entertainment, technology and design.

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