Easy-to-use, Automated, Accurate and Intelligent.

Simply put, the world’s best portable audiometer.

How it Works

Features

  • Easy-to-use, portable, and automated
  • Pure tone: air conduction with masking
  • Intelligent algorithm addresses background noise and unreliable responses
  • Automated shift detection
  • Extended high frequencies (to 16kHz)
  • Paperless Data Management capabilities
  • Embedded inventories and custom questionnaires
  • SHOEBOX Standard

    • Automated game play
    • Pure tone with air masking
    • EHF in automated mode
    • Integrated electronic questionnaires
    • Manual mode
    • Bone conduction
    • Masked bone
    • Speech discrimination testing
    • Functional audiogram testing with cochlear implants
  • SHOEBOX Pro

    • Automated game play
    • Pure tone with air masking
    • EHF in automated mode
    • Integrated electronic questionnaires
    • Manual mode
    • Bone conduction
    • Masked bone
    • Speech discrimination testing
    • Functional audiogram testing with cochlear implants

Best Suited For

Hearing Conservation

Improve workflow efficiencies

  • Paperless data management
  • Automated shift detection and reporting
  • Portable and easy-to-use
  • Accurate results, even when testing outside a sound booth
  • Cost effective and efficient
  • Support for multiple regional regulations
  • For CAOHC certified conservationists who wish to perform subsequent manual tests, consider SHOEBOX Pro

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Physicians / Pediatricians

Offer hearing testing as part of an annual exam

  • Automation makes it easy for anyone to perform a hearing test
  •  Provide more complete patient care
  • Accurate results, even when testing outside a sound booth
  • Add new billable services

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Clinical Research

Automated diagnostic testing for drug-induced ototoxicity monitoring

  • Clinically validate
  • Accurate results even when used outside of a sound-booth
  • Use one standard testing protocol in geographically distributed locations
  • Paperless patient, data management across multi-sites
  • Simplify threshold shift detection

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Humanitarian Projects

Highly portable, powerful, and accurate

  • Ultra-light weight
  • Ideal in low resource settings such as those with intermittent power
  • Fun and easy-to-use
  • Accurate results, even when testing outside a sound booth
  • Enable remote support to local health providers through cloud-based data management

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Corporate Wellness

Offering complete care for your clients

  • Easy to use – anyone can administer a diagnostic hearing test
  • Validated to produce accurate results
  • Ultra-lightweight and portable – move the system from room to room
  • Automated data backup for improved client management

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Schools

Fun, fast, and easy-to-administer school aged hearing screening

  • Functions like playing a game – fun and interactive for all
  • Light-weight and portable – easy to move from room to room
  • Accurate results, even when testing outside a sound booth
  • Efficient record keeping

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  • “SHOEBOX Audiometry is so easy-to-use that almost anyone can administer a diagnostic hearing test. In fact, it is so simple, patients virtually test themselves.”

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Clinical Validation

  • CHEO
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Journal of Voice
  • McGill
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Canadian Acoustics
  • Journal of Otolaryngology

SHOEBOX has been clinically validated for use as a diagnostic audiometer, even when testing is performed outside of a sound booth. We have been included in various studies on the efficacy of tablet audiometry, conducted at some of the world’s leading institutions, including Mayo Clinic, McGill University, CHEO, and more.

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Training & Support

  • Training

    We include 1 hour of “Getting Started” training and access to our online “Audiometry Essentials” training modules. Contact us if you require further customized training or just wish to learn more.

  • Annual Calibration Service

    To maintain compliance with ANSI S3.6 standards, we offer:

    • Annual notification when calibration is due
    • Automatic swap out of newly calibrated transducers
    • Return shipment for old transducers
    • New calibration certificate for ANSI records management
  • Audiological Consulting

    Our in-house licensed audiology team provides support and consultation when you need it. Whether for protocol and workflow development or results review, contact us to discuss how we can help.

  • Extended Warranty

    Our subscription plans include an extended warranty for the hardware components of your system. Faulty or defective headphones, iPads, or cables that are the result of manufacturing or workmanship will be replaced free of charge.

  • Data Import

    Let us help you make the transition to SHOEBOX Audiometry – we will format and import your historic patient and employee demographic data & HI. You’ll be up and running in no time.

Technical Specifications

  • Equipment

    Compatible with most iPads, contact us for more details

    Convenient, padded carrying case

  • Recommended Transducers

    RadioEar DD450

    Sennheiser HDA280

    E-A-RTONE 3A Inserts

    TDH-50 (Special order)

  • Automated test functionality

    Optimized for use outside sound booth

    Pure tone air with masking

    Easy-to-use fully automated Modified Hewson Westlake test

    Language independent self-testing interface suitable for both children and adults

    15 second “how-to” video tutorial for patient/test subject

    Animated feedback on user actions during the test

    Intuitive user encouragements during the course of the test

    Intelligent noise monitoring of test environment with customizable ambient noise level monitoring based on regional regulations

    Simple administrator test setup wizard

    Starting test intensity level tailored for each patient/test subject

    Pre-set test types for adults and pediatrics with specific graphics, frequencies, and volume limits

    Ability to add custom test types with test graphics, sound types, frequencies, and volume limits

    On-screen display of audiogram with automatic interpretation of results and ability to input comments

    Optional extended high frequency up to 16kHz

    No need for network connectivity while testing

    Long lasting battery enables ongoing testing all day

  • Smart Testing Algorithm

    Smart ambient noise monitoring and recording for each frequency tested

    Intelligent re-test algorithm where ambient noise or user error may have negatively affected results

    Detection of unreliable user responses

    Evaluates thresholds and flags “unlikely” thresholds for retest

    Automated masking recommendations are prompted when needed

    Pure tone average (PTA) automatically calculated with configurable frequencies and listed for each ear

    Auto-generated interpretation text of the audiogram

  • Sound Generation

    250Hz – 16kHz

    -10 dB HL to 90 dB HL

    Step size 5 dB, accuracy: +/- 1 dB

    Stimulus types:  Pure tone, warble tone

    Narrowband noise for masking

  • Integrated Electronic Questionnaires

    Built-in hearing health Inventories and questionnaires including calculation of scores

    Customizable questionnaires and intake forms

  • Additional integrated functionality

    Audiometry Essentials online learning modules (CME accredited)

    Integrated with Data Management offers organization of patients by projects

    Extensive patient demographic fields

    Ability to add notes to any patient/test subject file

    In App patient management database Maintains a local view of historic data generated by the device

    Store, send, or print PDF audiograms and questionnaires

    Automatic backup to online Web Portal for Data Management and remote management of data

  • Online Data Management Functionality

    Refer to our Data Management specifications to learn more about the following capabilities:

    Electronic data transfer of patient test and questionnaire results

    Import of patient lists and historical audiograms including baselines

    Organize patients and results into logical groupings (project, geography, organization)

    Define and maintain audiometric baselines for each patient

    Monitoring for threshold shifts for a variety of different regulations/protocols

    Comprehensive reporting engine including:

    Individual patient summary reports

    Clinical hearing threshold shift reports (CTCAE)

    Employee roster reports

    Hearing conservation shift reports following OSHA and MSHA guidelines

Accreditation

  • FDA
  • Health Canada
  • HIPAA
  • ANSI
  • ISO 13485

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