Software keeps getting smarter. So smart that it’s allowing simple hardware, such as smartphones and tablets, to do incredible things. A great example of this is Oticon’s ON app, which allows users to adjust the volume of their hearing aids, change listening programs, and much more from their smart devices.
No matter what your professions is, it’s always advantageous to work with the best equipment, tools, and software. For occupational health and hearing professionals, the correct database management software can make a world of difference when conducting tests and analyzing data from industrial audiometers.
Occupational safety and health efforts are not only valuable in the workplace, but can be applied to non-occupational situations as well. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently posted an article that covers the use of respiratory protection in non-occupational settings.
Workplaces can be noisy and detrimental to one's hearing health. That's why OSHA requires workers to have their hearing tested annually. One test that is most common is a basic audiometric screening. In order to perform a screening, you need an audiometer. What is an audiometer, you ask? We're here to explain!
Employers and Employees alike are well aware that noisy work environments can have a negative affect on the hearing health of employees and the overall safety of a workplace. You may be surprised to learn then that a noisy work environment can also cause high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Recently, Bertec equipment was featured on the national television program PBS NewsHour. The segment was focused on how sensors and rewiring nerves could help prosthetics feel and function like real limbs. For this story, the PBS NewsHour team spent time at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and observed how their talented team is working with veteran amputees to help them feel sensation in their prosthetic limbs.
We are exhibiting at the New York Physical Therapy Association virtual conference this month! Because we are participating in the show, we decided to create a new video highlighting our vestibular and balance assessment equipment offerings.
As a leader in balance assessment and rehab technology, Bertec has a strong expertise on concussion diagnosis and treatment. On October 27, join them as they discuss the advantages of a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management.
Video head impulse testing (vHIT) is an important technique that essentially helps diagnose reduction in vestibular function in one ear against the other. Using lightweight video goggles to record eye velocity, vHIT allows healthcare professionals to quickly and objectively measure the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) in response to common head movements people experience on a daily basis.