Why Tele-Audiology?

  • To protect staff and patients by maintaining physical distancing
  • To protect vulnerable patients from having to travel to the clinic
  • To reach a wider audience of potential patients, including those who live in remote locations
  • To reduce reliance on the sound booth that now requires additional sanitization & ventilation between each use
  • To diversify clinical service offerings to best meet and adapt to the specific requirements of patients at a given point in time

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Triage Candidates

Online hearing screening test that allows participants to test anywhere from any device

  • For candidates who previously may not have had access or available technology to complete a hearing screening test
  • Detailed hearing level results allow you to triage candidates that may require additional attention in-clinic or those who have good hearing that would not benefit from a remote testing session
  • As part of a pre-screening step, qualifying candidates save time and money and prioritizes the right candidates to avoid appointment backlogs
At Home Testing

Easy-to-use self-administered hearing screening and testing for at home real-time support

  • Patient conducts an online hearing screening test from the comfort of their own home
  • If hearing loss is suggested, clinician ships a disinfected SHOEBOX Audiometer to patient’s home for more in-depth testing
  • Clinician connects with the patient via a video chat to provide counseling and to help patient complete the automated self-test. Or, if required a clinician donning protective equipment, visits the patient at home and administers a manual hearing test while maintaining physical distancing
Curb-Side Testing

A portable, easy-to-use, and easy to disinfect audiometer.

  • Patient visits clinic, or drive-through location
  • Donning protective equipment, the clinician provides disinfected SHOEBOX audiometer to the patient who remains in their vehicle
  • Clinician remains at a safe distance while providing instructions to start the automated self-test
  • Alternatively, the clinician can administer a manual test while maintaining physical distancing
  • Test results are immediately reviewed, and the patient is provided instructions for next steps via phone or from a safe distance
  • Clinician disinfects equipment for the next patient


Controlled Environment

With Audiologist:

A clinically validated, diagnostic hearing test conducted in clinic, but outside of the sound booth

  • Patient completes automated self-test remotely in clinic with an audiologist in another room
  • Audiologist is available to guide the appointment and review test results immediately
  • If hearing loss is identified, audiologist books an appointment in clinic for a full diagnostic assessment which can be conducted outside of the soundbooth
  • Clinician disinfects audiometric test equipment for the next patient

Without Audiologist:

Set up in a local community, partnered with a physician, nurse, or audiology assistant.

  • Patient completes automated self-test within a controlled environment while supervised by partner, no audiologist on site
  • Audiologist reviews results remotely, contacts the patient and provides follow up for patient based on results