Coronavirus: Safety Tips for Hearing Test Administrators

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

These are stressful and uncertain times. As we monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, everyone should be concerned with minimizing the spread of infection. Doing everything possible to best protect patients, coworkers, themselves and their families. We are all in this together, and the following information can help provide guidance on best practices as they pertain to infection control.

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Audiology at the Bedside

Audiology at the Bedside: Improving Patient Care & Hospital Efficiency

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - an organization that publishes longitudinal hospital care data in the US -  hospital inpatient care accounts for more than one-third of the total cost of healthcare in the United States. This makes it a significant driver in the rising cost of managing disease. Although hospital inpatient stays are on the decline for many population groups, there is relentless pressure to increase the value and efficiency of a patient’s time spent in a hospital. Efficiency initiatives are evident in every area of a hospital. The audiology department is no exception.

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Grow Your Practice With SHOEBOX Audiometry

Grow Your Practice With SHOEBOX Audiometry

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Family Practice and Pediatricians, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

Today’s ever-present focus on doing more with less – less people, less money, less capital equipment and less hassle – exists in every business, but especially in healthcare. In the hearing care business, hospitals, physicians’ offices and private practice owners face these challenges too as they strive to serve more patients with hearing loss in satellite clinics and multiple office locations.

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Hearing Health Mission to Peru. School children in Peru awaiting hearing testing.

A Hearing Health Mission to Peru

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Hearing Health, Humanitarian

Hearing loss is an invisible disability and as such, it is hard to recognize without proper screening.  However, the improvements made by treatment are so dramatic that it is well worth the effort to identify appropriate patients.  Out of the 2,100 children screened over 10 days on this mission, 34 were identified with hearing loss and 12 were candidates for further hearing rehabilitation. There is no question that their lives have been positively altered as a result.

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