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.
Itching to learn more about balance? Bertec has published a FREE introductory course covering the science of balance, available balance technology, and the various terminologies associated with balance assessment.
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.
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.
Recently, our own Sherman Lord, Au.D from e3 Midlantic Technologies Group was published in Seminars in Hearing. Titled “Monitoring Protocols for Cochlear Toxicity,” the article he wrote dives deep into the tests available (both subjective and objective) for effectively monitoring hearing levels and auditory function during drug treatment.
Force plate technology is used to measure balance, gait, and other parameters of biomechanics, most commonly for medical and athletic performance purposes. In their simplest form, force plates are designed with a single pedestal. More advanced designs feature a pair of rectangular or triangular plates with load cells or triaxial force transducers between them at the corners.
Each year, there are between 1.7 and 3 million sports-related concussions reported, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Unsurprisingly, 300,000 are football-related. The college also reports that 2 in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports will suffer a concussion this year.