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.
As with any significant transformation, the introduction of Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids into the hearing industry is causing many clinic owners to re-evaluate their operations. In addition, a shift of comparable significance is happening with potential patients as they explore and shop for devices that suit their budget and amplification needs.
In this article, trends observed regarding OTC interest will be explored, as well as presenting exciting ways innovative digital audiometry effectively meets the needs of both clinicians and potential patients by offering education, engagement and partnership opportunities.
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.
It is truly amazing when we stop and think of all the incredible things our ears do for us every day. Our hearing can help us pick out the words from a favorite song that is stuck in our head; it can pluck out the voice of a loved one in a crowded restaurant; it can connect us to nature with the sounds of waves crashing on a beach on a sunny summer day. Our hearing quite literally is the soundtrack to life.
A buildup of ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a common cause of temporary hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss can be caused when sound cannot travel from the outer ear to the inner ear due to a blockage in the ear canal. Fortunately, hearing loss caused by such a build-up can usually be resolved by removing the excess wax from the ear.