Our friends at PlusoptiX have made the news this week! In a recent article published in Healio, a digital medical news journal covering all fields of medicine, author David Brottman, MD, FAAP praised the manufacturer’s vision screeners for their ability to quickly produce high-quality referrals and, in turn, help vastly improve his practice’s care for children.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered the Hearing Aids vs. Personal Sound Amplification Products debate by distinguishing the intended uses of the two devices. In its determination, the FDA classified hearing aids as “medical devices” and PSAPs as “electronic products.”
Have you ever had a conversation with a hearing-impaired patient whom believes they do not suffer from hearing loss? They may be in denial of their condition, which is a common reaction. What they may need is a little reassurance that they’re not alone, and that life with hearing loss in today’s day and age is more manageable than ever. If you need help convincing them, you can also refer to these hearing loss facts and statistics:
In 1969, famed Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross released her theory of the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. These same emotional stages can apply to any source of grief – from the loss of a loved one to the loss of one’s hearing.
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 S.R. No. 54/2007 Authorized Version states that “an employer must ensure that no employee at the workplace is exposed to noise that exceeds the noise exposure standard ….” So just how can an employer adhere to that regulation? And are there suggestions an employee who is at risk of sustaining too much noise exposure can make to their employer to ensure a safe environment?
When time is precious and accuracy is essential, the Interacoustics ASSR software module comes through in the clutch. Leveraging its patented Full Spectrum Detection engine and CE-Chirp stimuli, it can test an unprecedented eight frequencies simultaneously (4 frequencies per ear) to threshold in 20 to 30 minutes.
With an office located just a quarter mile from the beach in Oceanside, California, Ryan Woods and the e3 Audiometrics team take advantage of year-round blue skies and warm temperatures. Not does the favorable climate allow them to easily travel to and meet with customers, but it also enables them to get out and about in their community.
An interface is a “shared boundary in which two or more separate components of a computer system exchange information.” Such exchanges can be between software, computer hardware, peripheral devices, or a combination of all.
For hearing care professionals, having a reliable interface for your diagnostic equipment is very important. Unfortunately, many systems, such as the Bio-logic Navigator PRO, still run on the antiquated Windows 7 operating system. While Windows 7 is still reliable, mainstream support is no longer available and security updates will cease in 2020.
Listen up! Natus/Otometrics has officially announced the discontinuation of its Bio-logic® Navigator® PRO clinical diagnostic evoked potential system. This means if you own this device, parts are going to be much harder to find in the event it goes kaput.
Here is a bit of better news: Through December 31, 2018, your local e3 Diagnostics office will let you trade in your Navigator PRO (Bio-Logic Navigation Pro Diagnostics Evoked Potential System 2nd Generation Silver Box) for a free ASSR software module with purchase of the Interacoustics Eclipse EP25!
As a hearing care professional, you are committed to providing an accurate, comprehensive testing and treatment process for every patient. A big part of being able to do so lies on the data you collect from each appointment. Fortunately, the Interacoustics Eclipse EP25 offers you data management capabilities no other system can match.