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Which Interacoustics RAS Configuration is Right for You?

5/11/20 3:06 PM / by Adam Dawson

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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. 

Below we break down all the different Interacoustics RAS configurations to help you obtain a better idea of which one is best for you. Read on to learn more! 

RAS Cabinet

The RAS Cabinet is available in three different configurations: RAS Deluxe with Equinox 2.0 Audiometer/REM, RAS Mini with Equinox 2.0 Audiometer, and RAS with Titan TympanometerIt is constructed with 100% metal, accommodates dual displays up to 24”, comes with integrated videoconferencing, and is finished with an anti-microbial coating. At a size of 68.25” x 51” x 16.25” (H x W x D), you’ll need a considerable amount of space to comfortably fit it into your facility. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of what comes with each RAS Cabinet configuration: 

RAS Deluxe with Equinox 2.0 Audiometer/REM 

  • Equinox 2.0 hardware 
  • Computer, keyboard and mouse 
  • REM440 REM software 
  • VSP440 software 
  • REM speaker 
  • AC440 audiometer software (includes counseling screens, ISF440 word list CD, wave files, QuickSIN, Bekesy, SISI, binaural speech, Langenbeck, HLS, MHA, MLD, TEN test) 
  • Video otoscope 
  • DD450 headphones 
  • EAR tone 3A insert phones 
  • B71 bone conductor 
  • EM400 talkback microphone 
  • MTH400m monitoheadset 
  • Patient response switch 
  • Wall mount kit 
  • Test battery 
  • Patch cords & power cable 

RAS Mini with Equinox 2.0 Audiometer

  • Equinox 2.0 hardware 
  • Computer, keyboard and mouse 
  • AC440 audiometer software (includes counseling screens, ISF440 word list CD, wave files, QuickSIN, Bekesy, SISI, binaural speech, Langenbeck, HLS, MHA, MLD, TEN test) 
  • Video otoscope 
  • DD450 headphones 
  • EAR tone 3A insert phones 
  • B71 bone conductor 
  • EM400 talkback microphone 
  • MTH400m monitor headset 
  • Patient response switch 
  • Wall mount kit 
  • Test battery 
  • Patch cords & power cable 

RAS with Titan Tympanometer

  • Titan hardware 
  • Titan tympanometry software 
  • Ipsi/contra acoustic reflexes 
  • Reflex decay & 3 ETF tests 
  • OtoAccess® database 
  • Charging stand and wall mount 
  • USB cable 
  • Power supply & carrying case 
  • 2 rechargeable lithium batteries 
  • 4 cavities (0.2, 0.5, 2 and 5cc) 
  • Probe extension cable 
  • EAR tone 3A insert phone 
  • Report writing and print wizard software 
  • Ear tip kit 

RAS Tabletop

A more cost-effective and space-saving solution, the RAS Tabletop can be set up in a sound booth, a quiet room, or on a mobile cart. With these configurations, you can remotely handle annual re-checks and hearing aid adjustments, reserving in-person clinic appointments for more high-value visits.  

RAS Tabletop provides all necessary technology to remotely connect with patients, such as cameras, monitors, speakers, etc. It also can be customized with your choice of the following hardware and software options: 

  • Callisto™ (AUD/REM/VSP) 
  • Equinox (AUD/REM or AUD) 
  • Eclipse OAE (DPOAE or TEOAE), ABR (EP25/ASSR), or Balance (cVEMP/oVEMP) 
  • Titan with tympanometry software 

You also get a choice between a single monitor or dual monitor setup. These cart options are designed to help you be there for patients while maintaining a safe distance. They are also lightweight and compact, making it easy to move and store when not in use. 

Which is Right for You?

When it comes down to it, the answer depends on your budget, available space, and needs. The RAS Cabinet configurations are more comprehensive solutions, but they are also more expensive and require a larger space. The RAS Tabletop configurations don’t require as much space and are low-cost, high return-on-investment solutionsThey can do most of what the RAS Cabinet configurations can, including audiometry, real-ear measurement, OAE, ABR, VEMP, and tympanometry. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Interacoustics RAS and which configuration is most suitable for you, get in touch with your local e3 office today!

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About the Author

Adam is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at e3 Diagnostics. His interest in hearing healthcare is driven by his passion for music because he feels everyone should be able to clearly listen to Pet Sounds at least once in their life. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, digging through record stores for classic vinyl, shooting hoops, and writing stories.

Topics: Tele-Audiology

Adam Dawson

Written by Adam Dawson

Adam Dawson is the digital marketing coordinator at e3 Diagnostics.