Hearing loss can be a solitary experience. You often miss the punch line of the joke and look around in confusion while everyone else is laughing. You are embarrassed to ask your friend to repeat herself for the third time so you just nod along and pretend you heard her instead. Significant concentration is required to follow conversations, leading to hearing loss exhaustion and general fatigue. Sometimes people with hearing loss decide socializing is not worth the effort and choose to isolate themselves. They start to avoid parties and intimate time with friends and family. This was the case for me.
Speed is of the essence when performing ABR tests on infant patients. The fact of the matter is, keeping a child still and quiet for an extended period of time is difficult without sedation, which comes with its fair share of risks. When using a click stimulus, only the 3000-4000 Hz region is activated. Because of those limitations, researchers have longed for a stimulus that triggers all desired frequencies of the basilar membrane at the same time.
Good news! Advancements in technology have made it possible for your patients with hearing loss to optimize their homes for their condition. This means no more missing an important phone call, an in-home emergency, or a ringing doorbell because of their deafness. Smart home accessories can connect to Oticon Opn™ hearing aids to help your patients vastly improve their quality of life.
Natus/Otometrics will be discontinuing production of its Bio-logic® Navigator® PRO at the end of 2018. Along with that, repair parts availability will become increasingly difficult to get. And, the Navigator PRO runs on Windows 7, not the Windows 10 platform.
What better time to consider “Trade It and Upgrade It.” than now. Through December 31, 2018, your your e3 Diagnostics local representative will accept your existing Navigator PRO (Bio-Logic Navigation Pro Diagnostics Evoked Potential System 2nd Generation Silver Box) and you’ll receive the ASSR module at no additional cost when you purchase the Eclipse EP25—a $6,145 value. That’s an incredible incentive to upgrade. Need more convincing?
I recently had the pleasure of working with the Interacoustics engineering team, along with several other experienced e3 equipment reps, on the development of the latest version of software for the Eclipse AEP (Auditory Evoked Potential) system. Our goal was to make the Eclipse two channel clinical AEP system faster and easier to use for clinicians who where used to preforming ABR, ECochG and VEMP tests with other makes and models. We wanted to incorporate all of the features that would make this system one of the most efficient AEP products on the market today.
To properly use digital marketing as a means of attracting new patients, you need to be right, right, and right. First, you must target and engage with the right audiences. Then, you need to use and appear on the right platforms. And, lastly, you must do so at the right time.
Hearing aids give your patients the ability to lead as quality of a life as possible, allowing them to more easily partake in conversations, watch television, and be aware of environmental hazards. That’s all great, but when they come to you upset that they can’t listen to their earbuds while exercising, what is your response?
Until recently, there was no good solution to this dilemma. Now, however, you can introduce your patients to Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids.
So you need new audiology equipment, but your budget won’t allow for it. This is a frustration many hearing professionals deal with every year. A lot goes into the creation of a device – from hours of R&D to costly manufacturing expenses – so you can imagine why many of them come with high price tags.
When a patient comes in for a routine hearing check and mentions they’ve struggled with dizziness and poor balance, a door to another opportunity for you to help opens. With so many innovative technologies available, accurately diagnosing balance disorders, which generally stem from the vestibular system, has never been easier. Using this equipment will help you better understand your patient’s dizziness issues, which, in turn, will allow you to create a more effective treatment plan.