Business runs on data and the procedures that safely store and manage it. Data security has become more complex as companies shift to remote or hybrid working environments, opening the door to potential data breaches or other cybersecurity challenges.
This potential liability is especially pertinent when it comes to hearing conservation data. Even the smallest program relies on sensitive information, which must be safeguarded against cyberattacks. A compliant process delivers the capability to store, access and work with data while employing best practices to keep data safe from hackers.
Hearing loss can affect anyone. The 2021 World Report on Hearing, published by the World Health Organization (WHO), found there are over 1.5 billion people alive today that live with some level of hearing loss. Even more worrisome is that this figure is predicted to grow to an estimated 2.5 billion by 2050. This forecast is particularly heartbreaking because much of this hearing loss could be prevented by merely connecting people with the hearing care they require when it's needed.
Increasing hearing care availability and access to validated hearing testing is an excellent approach to curbing hearing loss. At SHOEBOX, we believe that hearing testing is something that should be obtainable to everyone. We build audiometric solutions developed to support hearing care professionals through increased efficiency, accuracy and convenience. We think the most promising pathway to boosting hearing care is through digital audiometry.
SHOEBOX Ltd. has received the Hearing Technology Innovator Award for SHOEBOX PureTest and a Honorable Mention for SHOEBOX Remote in the 2022 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards!
Through the annual awards program, Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM) recognizes technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry. This year’s awards program saw dozens of innovative technologies, submitted from companies across the globe in eight categories. Shoebox PureTest won the Equipment - Mobile Testing category and SHOEBOX Remote received an honorable mention in the Remote Care category.
Workplace health and safety service providers work tirelessly to ensure their clients comply with OSHA regulations. We've had the opportunity to partner with service providers of all sizes, powering their occupational hearing testing programs with SHOEBOX.
We equip service providers with the tools they need to achieve OSHA-compliant testing programs, facilitate workflows that minimize interruptions to productivity, and open the door to secure data management.
We took for granted many aspects of our day that were previously routine, such as providing regular patient check-ups, follow-ups, and providing acute hearing care. However, when hearing diagnostics and hearing loss intervention became more challenging, many audiologists adapted - building windmills rather than walls. The evolution and adoption of teleaudiology before and during the pandemic is one of the most significant examples of innovation that the audiology industry has experienced in decades. The future of teleaudiology is happening here and now, and this exciting shift is rapidly transforming how hearing care is ultimately being delivered.
It wasn't always easy being the new kids on the block. While we realized that hearing testing was ripe for innovation, we were met with a lot of resistance. An iPad audiometer isn't compliant. You can't automate a hearing test. It's not possible to test outside of a sound booth. No one will go paperless.