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.
In the fast-paced metropolis of New York City, audiologist Kathleen Wallace, Au.D., has established herself as a prominent mobile practitioner, extending audiological services to patients throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. As an independent contractor collaborating with a larger audiology clinic, Kathleen sought a portable audiometer that seamlessly aligns with her practice's unique needs. This case study delves into Kathleen's journey of discovering SHOEBOX Consult and its transformative integration into her mobile audiology practice, revolutionizing her approach to hearing testing and patient care.
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.
Hearing loss can affect anyone. The 2021 World Report on Hearing, published by the World Health Organization (WHO), found there are over 1.5 billion people alive today that live with some level of hearing loss. Even more worrisome is that this figure is predicted to grow to an estimated 2.5 billion by 2050. This forecast is particularly heartbreaking because much of this hearing loss could be prevented by merely connecting people with the hearing care they require when it's needed.
Increasing hearing care availability and access to validated hearing testing is an excellent approach to curbing hearing loss. At SHOEBOX, we believe that hearing testing is something that should be obtainable to everyone. We build audiometric solutions developed to support hearing care professionals through increased efficiency, accuracy and convenience. We think the most promising pathway to boosting hearing care is through digital audiometry.
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.