It’s best practice to have your audiology equipment calibrated and maintained annually. Not doing so can risk the chance of device failure and inaccurate results, which can lead to your facility losing money from downtime and legal issues.
Differences Between Subjective & Objective Audiometer Calibration
An audiometer may be the single most important piece of equipment in your practice. To keep it in working order, highly trained and qualified professionals must calibrate this equipment annually. However, the specific method depends on the type of calibration that needs to be conducted.
Your audiology equipment is essential to your business. Without it, you couldn’t effectively treat your patients, and lost time with patients means lost money for your organization.
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.
Maintaining your audiology equipment is a necessity, which is why we at e3 recommend that you inspect your audiometer on a regular basis to ensure its running at peak performance. Here are a few things you can do to save money and extend the life of your audiometer.
Just like cars, all calibration companies are not the same. With cars, some are prestigious, others are economical and some even park themselves. Calibration companies also have different features. Here are some things to look for from your calibration company.
As audiology professionals, we know the importance of proper maintenance and care of equipment. Proper upkeep will preserve your equipment for many years. This includes having certified technicians calibrate and perform routine and preventative maintenance. Here is a list of things that can be done to care for and maintain your equipment between calibrations.