As a distinguished leader in the Brazilian hearing aid market, Comunicare has spent 19 years providing top-tier audiological services across the country. As part of the WS Audiology Group, both Comunicare and SHOEBOX share a common vision of continuously seeking innovative solutions to amplify reach and enhance efficiency in the audiology sphere. This case study charts Comunicare's journey towards the integration of SHOEBOX’s digital hearing screener designed for both remote and in-person environments. This innovative tool has brought about a substantial transformation in their hearing testing procedures and overall patient care approach.
SHOEBOX is helping to address these challenges by offering a complete remote teleaudiology solution for ENT clinics. Rather than requiring a full-time audiologist in each location, they can remotely connect patients in one ENT clinic to another with any available audiologist.
This blog post will explore how our digital teleaudiology solutions can help boost efficiency in today's busy ENT clinic, offer comprehensive reporting, and help deliver more patient-centric care.
I recently visited the pharmacy in the small town where I grew up. It's the same place I spent years facing up shelves and mopping floors as a high school kid on weekends.
Growing up in a small town, there were few student job prospects. I started by doing farm work; to be fair, it would be better described as cleaning stalls. The job was tough, and the aroma was worse. There were also those couple years of pumping gas at a local highway gas station; it didn't smell much better. Working in a drugstore was a nice change.
We took for granted many aspects of our day that were previously routine, such as providing regular patient check-ups, follow-ups, and 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 rapidly transforms how hearing care is delivered.
Many believe to have a clinically valid audiometric test; it must occur in a sound booth. They believe it is necessary to eliminate any background noise and possible distractions that could lead to inaccurate test results. However, recent advances in audiometric technology are enabling a shift to test outside of the booth. This shift is being widely embraced by both hearing healthcare professionals and patients alike.
Audio permeates every moment of our lives, and the ability to hear can have a deep impact on our quality of life. It’s as simple as hearing the kettle go off, as pleasurable as catching music on the radio, and as crucial as hearing our doctors’ recommendations. That is why after a two month pilot, Bruyère has procured SHOEBOX Ltd’s QuickTest auditory screening tool for permanent implementation at the Élisabeth Bruyère and Saint-Vincent hospitals in Ottawa.