"In over 40 years of experience with almost every manufacturer and every AEP product ever introduced in the U.S. market, I have honestly never seen performance that compares to this product."
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Dr. Jill Smith, Director of Hearing and Speech at Children's of Alabama, will relate how Vivosonic's Integrity System resulted in reduced test times, increased productivity, and decreased sedation for ABR assessments.
by Greg Ollick, Sr., M.A.
"We brought the new Integrity Gen 2 device into environments loaded with electro- magnetic interference which is very hostile to AEP testing, and the Gen 2 system was virtually unaffected....We were able to get clear, clean ABR and ECocGh responses with the patient awake, sitting up and occasionally talking, and we obtained all of this in substantially less time than with any other system."
by Anca B.
Our journey in getting our son diagnosed was one full of anguish and uncertainties, but thanks to you, also full of hope. Jon was referred at birth after his infant hearing screening test...Tweets by Vivosonic
From the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH 2007 Position Statement) recommends auditory brainstem response (ABR) screening of newborns to identify potential neural hearing loss. As well, ABR screening plays an important role in the "medical home" for infants and young children with risk indicators for delayed onset or progressive hearing loss.
The Integrity™ V500 System with automated ABR ensures a simple, quick, and effective hearing screening test.
How it Works
Soft sounds, a series of click stimuli at 30 or 35 dB nHL, are presented to the ears to stimulate the auditory brainstem. The clicks are delivered by ER-3C insert earphones.
Special electrodes placed on the infant's forehead, nape and shoulder (or other appropriate site) are used to detect small electrophysiological responses from the auditory brainstem. The electrophysiological signals are amplified and information about these signals is sent wirelessly from the Link to the computer. The computer analyzes the responses and determines the screening outcome. The outcome of every screening is saved to the computer for tracking and reporting. Screening programs have the option to print the test result to include in patient records.
The outcome may indicate normal hearing, the need for auditory diagnostic testing, or the need for subsequent rescreening. Results that indicate possible hearing loss should be reviewed by a Physician, audiologist, or qualified hearing specialist for follow-up and clinical intervention.
An ABR hearing screening test produces a Pass, Refer, or Incomplete outcome: