H.A.S.S. Industrial (Pty) Ltd is the first company to manufacture and successfully implement custom-made hearing protection devices and hearing conservation management programmes into the South African market, since 1992.
- Quality products – Our product ranges comprise leading brands worldwide, from companies that are all well known for their ongoing research and development. Our product effectiveness is controlled.
- Quality service – Products only go so far and fast, efficient service is what we strive for.
- Quality staff – We believe in our people – we develop them and provide them with opportunities to grow.
- Quality training -We have one of the largest private audiological training teams in South Africa focusing on continued professional development. We see training as a cornerstone of our business.
Established in 1975, the H.A.S.S. Group is a total hearing healthcare solutions provider. H.A.S.S. Group is a family-owned and -run business, started by Nico van der Merwe Sr in 1975. Each family member is a director responsible for his/her own department in the company. The H.A.S.S. Group currently has over 270 staff members with over 70 professionals and also have 12 deaf people in employment.
The medical division of the H.A.S.S. Group was established in 1990, and is one of the leading suppliers of audiological and electro-medical equipment to both public and private institutions in South Africa and other sub-Saharan countries. Clients include audiologists, hearing aid acousticians and ENT specialists at various universities, government hospitals, industry, private clinics and private practice.
General agents in sub-Saharan Africa for Phonak hearing aids (Switzerland) and Advanced Bionics cochlear implants. Activities include: Distribution, Manufacturing, Service and Repair, Training and Support
Audiological services directly to the public and occupational market located in 18 centres countrywide, with two in Namibia. We are contracted to most major medical aids, the compensation commissioner and various occupational organisations.
Our passion outside the company is the Eduplex, which Nico van der Merwe Sr started in 2002. The Eduplex is a mainstream school where 20% deaf children are included in the mainstream classes. Here each deaf child has the opportunity to learn in a normal environment and learn normal spoken language, assisted by modern technology such as cochlear implants, hearing aids and FM communication systems. The school currently consist of a pre-, primary and high school, with a total of 764 learners.