Monday, July 13, 2015

KuduWave ... Dr Dirk Koekemoer

Not too many people set out to change the world ... even fewer people actually do it.

Dr Dirk Koekemoer, entrepreneur, medical doctor and inventor, is taking on the world’s most common chronic disability, hearing loss, in a most innovative direction. Inspired by a desire to change the lives of people on a grand scale, Dirk is adamant: "Hearing loss is a silent epidemic. In South Africa this year alone, 2 000 people will potentially lose their hearing. Someone has to change this.”

"iStart2 make a difference in hearing health in 
South Africa and in the world" - Dirk Koekemoer

On the iStart2 Show this week we chatted to Dirk about his dream, the process of real making, the challenges, risks and benefits of the KuduWave system. 

“This is a proudly South African product. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured in South Africa, by some of the brightest young South Africans with very scarce skills. This means South African skill, not the people themselves, is exported to the world,” says Dirk. Entrepreneurs, health professionals, schools or organisations interested to collaborate with Dirk can go to his website eMoyo

A truly remarkable invention. Hear all about it. Just click play:

Pierre du Toit and Keitu Gwangwa host the iStart2 Show on Thursdays at 17h30 (GMT+2). Radio Today broadcasts on 1485AM in Johannesburg and nationally on DSTV audio channel 869. Radio Today also streams on its website and on Radio Today the station that cares. Radio that delivers!
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