Background noise can and will distract the person being tested during a hearing examination. The only background noises that should be heard are what you administer during the various stages of the hearing test. Any other sound and noise out of your control is disruptive and can affect test results.
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.
Having your audiology equipment calibrated yearly may seem like a chore, but it’s necessary. Every test result must be based on the most accurate signal that can be obtained. Regular calibration of your equipment ensures that the hearing level that is indicated by the audiometer complies with the strict values that are set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the product manufacturer’s specific references for hearing thresholds.
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.
Are you looking to upgrade your industrial audiometry equipment? e3 Diagnostics has a selection of audiometers for occupational health professionals available from the world’s leading manufacturers. Here are Four worth checking out:
GSI released updates to the TympStar Pro™ in early 2019. The updates include several requested enhancements, as well as two new tests. As with many of GSI’s products, the TympStar Pro has many features that help with efficiency and workflow. The TympStar Pro can function without these features; however, our users don’t always implement them immediately.
Time is money.
Those three words sum up why hearing health professionals should utilize hearing aid verification equipment in their practices. By doing so, you will reduce the number of follow-up visits from each patient, increasing cost savings as a result.
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.
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.