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.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate and party with coworkers, friends, and family. As many people with hearing loss will tell you, hearing at parties isn’t an easy task, especially without hearing aids with speech-in-noise features.
If you have patients that are worried about their hearing during the upcoming festivities, here are some tips you can give them to help ease their minds:
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) has proven to be effective in improving symptoms related to vestibular and balance disorders (BPPV, Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, etc.). Specifically, VRT aims to address issues such as vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and imbalance. The ultimate goal of this type of therapy is to help patients beat these symptoms and restore their quality of life.
When a patient is tested for hearing loss, and the results indicate that they need hearing aids, the first question they will likely ask you is “how much are they going to cost?” Unfortunately, many hearing aid models aren’t cheap and most health insurance companies don’t cover them. However, there are low-cost options that can be considered, and there will be even more once OTC hearing aids arrive in 2020.
Of course, with these low-cost options comes another common question. “Will the cheaper hearing aids still effectively help me hear better?”
Consider how valuable an AEP system that offered the both cVEMP and oVEMP testing would be to your practice. Wouldn’t it be nice?
Good news! You can have that dual-capability by switching to the Interacoustics Eclipse EP25. Now is the ideal time to make a move, especially if you are operating with the Navigator® PRO. Natus/Otometrics has announced that it will discontinue production of the Nav PRO at the end of 2018. Also, replacement parts for it will become harder to find as the existing stock depletes.