Day after day, hearing care professionals see patient after patient in need of care. When dealing with so many patients every day, keeping their records organized is difficult without the right tools. That’s where audiometric software comes into play.
Teamwork is a remarkable thing. Some may even consider it a phenomenon. Getting a large group of people to work together towards a common goal is a difficult, daunting task that even some of the world’s most powerful organizations and influential leaders have difficulties with. Good teamwork takes frequent communication. It takes focus, organization, and the inclination for everyone to contribute their fair share to help achieve goals. Most importantly, a good team needs individuals that are willing to support one another, even if it means going above and beyond their daily job responsibilities.
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.