Welch Allyn is releasing its next generation OAE (otoacoustic emission) Hearing Screener, a pediatric device that tests hearing by detecting how hair cells in the cochlea respond to sound. To perform the test, a clinician simply places the probe into the child’s ear and pushes a button. The device produces two different tones in the probe, and a microphone inside the tip detects the OAE response to the sound. If the levels are normal, the device displays a “pass,” and if something is not right it suggests to “refer” the child to a specialist.
Using the device requires no interpretation by the operator, the data can be offloaded via Bluetooth or printed out on an-onboard thermal printer, and the company promises that its noise management technology significantly reduces inaccurate readings.
- Rapidly screen newborns and infants with minimal cooperation required
- No behavioral response required for those too young to respond
- Noise-management technology addresses poor test results due to ambient sound
- View, archive and export patient data with Welch Allyn Data Manager Software
- In-the-ear calibration helps improve test accuracy, ensuring probe is secure
- AutoStart check makes sure test is started in acceptable conditions
- User-friendly screen prompts guide staff through the test
- Tests at key speech frequencies—2, 3, 4 and 5 kHz
Product page: OAE Hearing Screener—Next Generation…