High precision hospital medical professional Hearing Test Diagnostic machine portable clinical Audiometer
1.What is the Audiometer?
The audiometer is a machine used for evaluating hearing acuity. They usually consist of an embedded hardware unit connected to a pair of headphones and a test subject feedback button, sometimes controlled by a standard PC. Such systems can also be used with bone vibrators, to test conductive hearing mechanisms.
2.What the Audiometer equipment can Do?
An audiometer is a subjective device that is used to evaluate the hearing threshold of a person. An audiologist or other trained personnel uses an audiometer together with special audiometric testing techniques to determine the hearing threshold and to identify as well as quantify the degree of hearing loss of a person. From these results the appropriate referral for medical treatment or possible hearing aid fitting can be prescribed. With the audiometer tones of different frequencies are presented at different levels to the patient’s ear. The hearing threshold is that level at which the person can just hear the stimulus. An audiometer is a subjective testing device, a response from the patient is needed.
3.What Type of Audiometers Are There?
In audiometric testing a variety of equipment is used to conduct different types of tests. In audiometers we differentiate between screening audiometers, diagnostic audiometers and clinical audiometers. At MAICO we focus on screening and diagnostic audiometers. A screening audiometer is used to identify a potential hearing deficiency. A failed screening would require a referral for a full diagnostic test battery. A diagnostic audiometer would be the first device used in the full diagnostic test battery. It is used to identify and quantify hearing disorders as well as their possible origins and therefore has more functions and flexibility than the screening audiometer.