Tele-audiology has created quite a buzz in the industry ever since Dr. Gregg Givens coined the term in 1999 in reference to a system being developed at East Carolina University. Considering the challenges hearing care professionals currently face due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there hasn’t been a more reasonable time to consider remote hearing care options.
Tele-audiology isn’t new. In fact, it was first conceived in the late 90s. However, recent advancements in technology have made it more realistic for hearing healthcare professionals to offer it as a service delivery method to their patients. And because of this, there are many questions surrounding it. That’s why we’ve decided to pull together 10 frequently asked questions about tele-audiology and provide answers to them.
We’re a few months into the COVID-19 outbreak and each day we’re becoming more educated on how to combat the spread of the virus. Of course, a big part of preventing the spread is social distancing, which could make patients wary to come into your office. However, people still need treatment and they need to know they’ll be safe from infection when visiting your facility.
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Audioscan has recently released a new “mid-term” upgrade for the Verifit 2. Featuring a new accessory box, test box handles, the ability to dim the brightness of the screen, and much more, this suite of new hardware and software features improves upon the most advanced hearing aid verification system on the market.
Just like any healthcare practitioner, an occupational health professional needs specific tools to do their job effectively. The tools below will help you determine if a patient is well enough to do the essential functions of their job:
We are disappointed that we won’t be able to see our customers face to face this year at AAA 2020, but we’d still like to tell you about some of the great new equipment our manufacturer partners are releasing and the show specials they are offering.
Looking to buy a new vision screener? It’s a big decision, and if you want to ensure you get the right one, there’s a lot of research that needs to be done. The last thing you want is to spend money on equipment, only to find out it can’t do what you need it to do. With so many options on the market, it’s best to ask as many questions as possible to ensure you’re getting everything you need.
We are doing our best to continue to provide the level of service you’ve come to expect from us during the COVID-19 outbreak. It is our duty to support your audiology equipment needs in every way we can so you can effectively treat your patients.
Last October, Bertec and 360 Neurohealth conducted a free webinar on the clinical use of computerized dynamic posturography (CDP). If you couldn’t attend, you still have a chance to learn all the great information that was presented. The webinar was recorded in its entirety and can now be viewed whenever you can find the time.