At this year’s Empower Conference, Gregory Ollick Jr. of e3 Med-Acoustics and Suzanne Younker, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA of Your Hearing Network (YHN) teamed up to deliver a video presentation titled Tele-audiology Solutions for the Modern Practice.
The term tele-audiology was first coined by Dr. Greg Givens when he was developing a system at East Carolina University in 1999. One year later, Dr. Givens performed the first internet audiological exam. Several years later in 2009, Dr. James Hall conducted the first transatlantic test when he tested a patient in South Africa from the AAA conference in Dallas.
Recently, GSI released a new tele-audiology guide through its educational platform, GSI Advance. The guide provides a comprehensive overview – from what the current landscape looks like to what options are available in the market today. Additionally, it breaks down how GSI AMTAS can be used in a tele-audiology program and the different types of tele-audiology so you can more easily determine which is right for your facility.
As the most comprehensive tele-audiology solution on the market, the Interacoustics Remote Audiology System (RAS) gives you multiple options to choose from. However, with so many options comes a tough decision on which is the right one for you. You don’t want to overpay for features that you aren’t going to use. You also don’t want to buy something that your workspace can’t accommodate.
We've made a fun new infographic to visually explain the differences between the 4 variations of tele-audiology.
What Is Tele-Audiology
Many people don’t have the time to see their health care providers. It’s a sad, but true, fact of life. The constraints of career and family obligations make it difficult for many to find time to see their primary care physicians, let alone specialists such as audiologists.
And then there are those who lack access to care, such as people living in rural communities. When the nearest audiology practice is an hour drive away, it’s difficult to find the motivation to seek treatment.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, “Listen Up!”. This series will take you on a deep dive through some of the hottest and most talked-about topics surrounding the world of audiometric instrumentation and hearing care. Each episode will cover a different topic and will feature special guests with strong expertise on it.
Your Hearing Network (YHN) is a rapidly growing national network of independent hearing care professionals that gives your practice the competitive advantage to thrive in today’s evolving hearing care marketplace.
Tele-audiology has created quite a buzz in the industry ever since Dr. Gregg Givens coined the term in 1999 in reference to a system being developed at East Carolina University. Considering the challenges hearing care professionals currently face due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there hasn’t been a more reasonable time to consider remote hearing care options.
Tele-audiology isn’t new. In fact, it was first conceived in the late 90s. However, recent advancements in technology have made it more realistic for hearing healthcare professionals to offer it as a service delivery method to their patients. And because of this, there are many questions surrounding it. That’s why we’ve decided to pull together 10 frequently asked questions about tele-audiology and provide answers to them.