Performing a videonystagmography (VNG) test has its many benefits. For one, the person being tested can obtain peace of mind from learning the cause of their dizziness. On the other hand, the practitioner can record the test and save the video for further review and future use as training material. This is especially true when you have VNG equipment that features a situational camera.
Properly maintaining and caring for your audiology equipment is paramount. A new hearing screening or diagnostic instrument isn’t cheap, so you want to get as many years out of it as possible. However, regardless of how well you’ve taken care of your audiometer, tympanometer, or OAE, there comes a time when you need to consider upgrading your equipment to ensure you’re operating at your most efficient and your patients are receiving the best treatment possible.
e3 Diagnostics represents over 160 products from leading manufacturers of audiology equipment. That allows us to suggest the right hearing and balance screening equipment that will help you, as a hearing healthcare professional, better treat your patients.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a short list of the audiological instruments we love this year. Here is a summary of products that can help meet your unique hearing care needs in 2019.
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.”
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.
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.
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!