The list of tools and instruments that audiologists use is vast and ever-evolving. As time marches on, new technologies are created to make your work easier and more efficient. However, this list is for the essentials – the kind of products and tools that will keep your practice humming along day in and day out.
Most of us probably take balance for granted. Like breathing, it’s not something we have think about unless, or until, something happens to disrupt our innate sense of balance.
When you think about it, the balance humans have on two feet is remarkable. It may take us a few months to get the hang of it, but once we do, it becomes involuntary. That is unless one suffers from a balance disorder.
Many professions come with risks and hazards, whether you’re a police officer, firefighter, truck driver, or even an office worker. And while some risks are less serious than others – think Carpal Tunnel – none of the aforementioned careers made our list of top jobs that contribute most to Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 22 million Americans are prone to hearing damage because of workplace noise. In many cases, that continual exposure, whether you get used to it or not, can lead to permanent hearing loss. And while genetics and old age both play a role in hearing loss, it’s the kind of repetitive noises we experience 40 hours a week that often contribute to NIHL.
Many clinics that do diagnostic vestibular testing will benefit from adding Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) recordings to the battery of tests they perform on patients with dizzy/balance issues. Adding VEMP testing, along with the Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT), can provide a more comprehensive look into the function of the individual components of the vestibular system and, therefore, greatly improve the sensitivity of the test battery for detecting vestibular disorders.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears. Tinnitus is generally regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition (i.e. acoustic trauma, age-related hearing loss). Studies have approximated that 10-15% of people in the United States have tinnitus. Tinnitus can be described in two ways:
e3 Diagnostics is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of e3 Med-Acoustics this year. To observe this remarkable achievement, we’ve put together a brief history of the company and its rise to success. Here’s how it became the leading provider of audiology equipment sales and service in the Southeast!
These Tips Can Help People In Very Noisy Workplaces
Do you have any idea how many people occupational hearing specialists for American workplaces can help?
Precise figures for the prevalence of vestibular disorders are difficult to pin down.
But recent studies suggest that some 35% of people aged over 40 in the US have suffered some degree of vestibular dysfunction; while at least another 5% have had problems with dizziness or balance.
We’re just a few short weeks away from AAA 2018, where the audiology world’s best and brightest will gather to learn about what’s new in hearing health. Just in case you’re not already as excited as we are, here is what you can look forward to seeing from e3 and our manufacturer partners: