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Precision Probe Tube Placement with Audioscan's ProbeGUIDE

11/14/19 1:26 PM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry

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Recently, Audioscan released a new software-assisted system for placement of the probe tube in real-ear measurement (REM) called ProbeGUIDE. Available on Verifit®2 and Axiom®, ProbeGUIDE leverages machine learning to accurately predict when the probe tube tip is within 5mm of the eardrum. Additionally, it lets you continuously see photos of the probe tube's location in real time as you insert it into the ear.

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Hearing Healthcare Industry Best Practices

3/5/19 10:05 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Audiometry

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The American Academy of Audiology states that its mission is to “promote quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.” Their Standards of Practice for Audiology were developed to serve this mission. As a refresher, here is a quick summary of those standards. 

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Me, Myself, and Meniere’s: An e3 Employee’s Struggles and Triumphs with Meniere’s Disease

2/25/19 11:29 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in e3 News, Audiometry

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How many of us get the gratification of helping someone better treat an ailment we struggle with? For Ryan Mills, Au.D. of e3 Gordon Stowe Dayton, it’s almost an everyday occurrence. For the past three years, Ryan has lived with Meniere’s disease, an inner-ear disorder that causes pressure in the ear, severe dizziness and vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus.

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Digital Hearing Tests: The Pros and Cons

2/13/19 11:32 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Audiometry

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You can sit down and take your blood pressure reading at any number of retail outlets. You can order a kit to be sent to your home to test for blood-sugar levels, colon cancer, HIV, and more. We are in the age of “do-it-yourself” when it comes to screening for health issues. Now, online hearing tests are part of this DIY phenomenon.

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Where Speed Meets Accuracy: The Interacoustics ASSR Module

12/18/18 9:38 AM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry, Audiology Equipment

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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.

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The Modern, Easy-to-Use Windows 10-Based Interface

12/13/18 10:11 AM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry, Audiology Equipment

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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.

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Making the Complicated Easy with Interacoustics Eclipse EP25

12/6/18 9:54 AM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry, Audiology Equipment

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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!

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Data Management Capabilities of the Interacoustics Eclipse

11/28/18 1:43 PM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry, Audiology Equipment

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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.

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FDA-Approved cVEMP and oVEMP Testing on One Platform

11/19/18 10:12 AM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry, Audiology Equipment

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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.

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Advantages of CE-Chirp® Stimuli in Infant ABR Assessment

11/13/18 11:13 AM / by e3 Diagnostics posted in Audiometry, Audiology Equipment

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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.

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