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

Simply put, the world’s best automated audiometer.

How it Works

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  • Easy-to-use, and portable
  • Automated and assisted testing modes
  • Pure tone Audiometer: air conduction with masking
  • SHOEBOX Wizard: intelligent algorithm addresses background noise and unreliable responses
  • Automated shift detection
  • Extended high frequencies (to 16kHz)
  • Paperless audiometry data management for patient, employee, client data management capabilities
  • Embedded inventories and custom questionnaires
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    SHOEBOX Standard

    • Automated game play
    • Assisted mode testing
    • Pure tone with air masking
    • Intelligent algorithm to address background noise and unreliable responses
    • EHF in automated mode
    • Integrated electronic questionnaires
    • Manual mode
    • Bone conduction
    • Masked bone
    • SRT/SDT testing
    • Speech discrimination testing
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    • Automated game play
    • Assisted mode testing
    • Pure tone with air masking
    • Intelligent algorithm to address background noise and unreliable responses
    • EHF in automated mode
    • Integrated electronic questionnaires
    • Manual mode
    • Bone conduction
    • Masked bone
    • SRT/SDT testing
    • Speech discrimination testing

Best Suited For

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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 an audiometric test booth
  • Add new billable services
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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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

Clinical Validation

  • CHEO
  • 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. 


Training & Support

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    All new customers receive 1 hour of “Getting Started” web-based training and access to our online “Audiometry Essentials” learning modules. We also offer custom training solutions for those who may need more.

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    Help Center

    Our online Help is a central repository designed to give you quick and easy access to all the information you may need. Visit help.shoebox.md to download manuals, finds answers to questions, learn about recent updates, and more.

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    From Monday to Friday, our Support team is here for you. Contact us by email, online chat, or phone and let us know how we can help.

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    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
    • Newly calibrated transducers shipped as advance replacements for expiring transducers
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    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.

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    Device or Fleet Management

    For all of our active subscription customers, we offer Hardware Management services to ensure the optimal performance of your system. Should your iPad ever become incompatible with the SHOEBOX software, we will replace it with the newest model.

    In addition, we’ll administer the SHOEBOX tablets for you. This ensures the optimal functionality of your systems by allowing us to ensure you are always running the most current version of iOS and the testing software.

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    Optional Managed Services

    Custom consulting services and integrations, additional deployment services, dedicated support rep.

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    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

    Please visit our Help Center for the list of supported iPads.

    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 Hughson 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

  • Compliance

    ANSI S3.6

    CSA Z107.6-16

    FDA Class II

    CE Class IIa

    ISO 13485

    OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95 audiometric requirements

    Health Canada

    Australian TGA


  • Health Canada
  • ANSI
  • CE
  • ISO 13485 ISO 27001

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