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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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Overcoming The Challenge of Screening for Hearing Loss in Noisy Conditions

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

We often hear from clients that they have attempted hearing screening in the past, but conventional approaches have yielded poor results. “No one passes,” they say. This is often because they are screening in noisy conditions and their testing equipment can’t compensate for these environments.

In this article, we explore the flaws of conventional approaches for simple hearing screening and offer a method that is proving to yield accurate results.

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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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