Precise measuring instrument

What Is – and How To Perform – a Biological Calibration

Audiology and ENT Clinics, Audiometry, Corporate Wellness, Family Practice and Pediatricians, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Health, Hearing Services, Humanitarian, Ototoxicity Monitoring, Research, School Screening

Audiometers are very precise electronic instruments used for testing human hearing.  They are regulated by ANSI/ASA S3.6-2010, which is the standard that provides the specifications and tolerances for such devices. To ensure that your audiometer continues to function accurately and conform to the standard, it is necessary for you to routinely check and verify the audiometer. Called a biological calibration or verification, these checks are performed to confirm that the system is free of any defects that might erroneously impact test results.

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Long Term Effects of Pediatric Ear Infections

Audiometry, Family Practice and Pediatricians, Hearing Health, Hearing Services

Roughly 80% of children will have at least one ear infection before the age of three. Almost all of them will fall victim to at least one before they turn six. And they are the most common reason why parents bring their children to the doctor’s office. Although anyone can develop an ear infection, children, and particularly those under seven years of age, are particularly susceptible. Left untreated, the long term consequences can be surprising, and severe.

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school-aged hearing screening

School-Aged Hearing Screening | iHear Is Growing Again in 2018

Audiometry, Family Practice and Pediatricians, Hearing Health, Hearing Services, School Screening

New data just published states that approximately half a billion people - or 6-8% of the global population - suffer disabling hearing loss. It is the most common disability identifiable at birth. And although newborn hearing screening programs do exist in many Canadian provinces and American states, few offer universal school-aged hearing screening programs.

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Hearing Testing in Primary Care

Why You Should Add Mobile Hearing Screening Equipment To Your Primary Care Practice

Family Practice and Pediatricians

With today’s ongoing advancements in technology, including new automated tablet based audiometers, offering your patients a clinically valid, diagnostic hearing test is now a possibility.  These modern, mobile audiometers make accurate hearing testing fast, simple, and cost effective. In this article we summarize why you should consider adding  hearing testing to your practice and how to get started.

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Customer Configuration

Custom Audiometric Testing Configurations: Five Considerations

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

Performing a hearing test requires taking several factors into consideration with one of the most important being the reason for the test itself. With traditional manual audiometers, the configuration is typically determined just prior to, or during testing by the tester using their training and years of expertise to determine the optimal settings for each patient. In this new age of evolving audiometric technology, it is now possible to pre-set one or several specific configurations for automated testing. This can prove particularly useful when testing groups of individuals for a common goal.

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