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Integrity V500 Product Review

 

"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."

 

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News & Events

 

Latest ABR Technology at AudiologyNOW! 2017

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.

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Articles & Presentations

 

An Extraordinary AEP Product

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."

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Success Stories

 

Letter from a Parent

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...

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Integrity V500 System

Superior auditory evoked response detection

 

Clinics around the world report the practical benefits of the Integrity™ V500 System for auditory evoked potentials (AEP) and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) measurements. The unique advantages of the Integrity V500 System have made it the #1 Awake ABR system for clinics specializing in pediatric audiology, while providing equally valuable benefits for clinics serving general and special needs adults, as well as the geriatric population.

 

Integrity™ combines new signal processing technologies, improved amplifier design and wireless capabilities to produce clear recordings with or without sedation. With this innovative technology, Integrity™ minimizes patient risk, expedites the early detection of hearing loss, significantly reduces loss to follow-up issues for newborn hearing screening programs, and demonstrates reliable performance in less-than-ideal clinical environments.

 

Integrity™ V500 System Demonstration

 

Key Benefits

Outperforms conventional AEP equipment

 

Clinical evidence from independent research studies and leading experts in the field of audiology demonstrate the practical advantages of the Integrity™ V500 System over conventional AEP equipment that lack the same advanced technologies.

 

Reported Findings

Data

Integrity reduces the need for sedation

By 66-92%1,2

Integrity reduces healthcare costs

By 85%1
By up to $5000 USD per patient3

Integrity reduces wait times
for ABR assessment

From > 2 months to < 3 weeks1
From 5 months to 1 week2

Integrity has huge impact on UNHS
screening referrals

Immediate results2

 

Integrity is less susceptible to
physiological noise

  • Seated performing a jigsaw puzzle
  • Seated chewing gum

Comparison to conventional AEP system
in active and quiet conditions

  • Valid results obtained: Integrity 100%; conventional 63%4
  • Agreement between noisy and quiet conditions: Integrity 95%; conventional 72%5

Integrity is less susceptible to
electrical artifact

10-20 dB threshold improvement in 25% of ears tested in the NICU. In 4/5 cases, Integrity showed lower (better) thresholds.6

Integrity produces accurate hearing
thresholds

Within 10 dB nHL4-7

 

 

REFERENCES

  1. Hall JW III, Sauter T (2010). Clinical Experience with New Technology For Recording Un-Sedated ABRs.
  2. Sebzda JM (2010). Pediatric ABR testing without sedation? Is it possible?
  3. Cone B, Dean J, Norrix L, Velenovsky D (2013). Innovations in the Electrophysiologic Assessment of Infant Hearing: Cost Model.
  4. Moskop JS (2010). Auditory Brainstem Response Results in Quiet and Active Subjects.
  5. Wheeler JK (2011). The Effect of Kalman Weighted Filtering and In-situ Pre-amplification on the Accuracy and Efficiency of ABR Threshold Estimation.
  6. Brown DK, Hunter LL, Baroch K, Eads E (2011). Comparison of Auditory Brainstem Response Systems in the NICU Population.
  7. Abbey E, Horsch M (2011). Newborn Hearing Screening: Utilization of Non-Sedated ABR to Assist with Loss to Follow-up.
Superior ABR detection without sedation

 

Patented and award-winning technologies built into the Integrity V500 System enable clinical practitioners to obtain accurate and reliable ABR measurements without sedation or anesthesia. The ability to perform non-sedated ABR assessments is essential to maximize patient safety, assess high-risk patients, reduce wait times for diagnostic assessments, ease caregiver anxiety, and significantly reduce healthcare costs. ABR assessments without sedation make it ideal for use in tele-health and the provision of assessments via tele-audiology.

 

The Integrity V500 System further enables practitioners to assess young patients while they are awake, without the need to employ inconvenient and, oftentimes, ineffective sleep deprivation methods. No other AEP product on the market has the same combination of technologies to facilitate Awake ABR.

Reliable results in difficult environments

 

Sources of electromagnetic inteference in the environment typically make it difficult to collect reliable AEP measurements. It is common for audiologists to spend more time reducing environmental noise to acceptable levels than actually recording data. Studies report clear advantages of the Integrity V500 System over popular AEP equipment when testing in environments with high electromagnetic interference. Integrity has been found to be less susceptible to electrical artifact and power line noise, with the the ability to determine more accurate hearing threshold levels than other products in difficult environments such as the NICU.

 

The need to use shielded rooms or special equipment is virtually eliminated. And, with its immunity to electromagnetic interference, Integrity V500 System is an invaluable tool for intraoperative monitoring in the noisy operating room. Whether in the NICU, operating room, office, waiting room, or other suboptimal conditions, Integrity technology is effective in managing electrical artifacts -- saving busy practitioners valuable clinical time, and budget-conscious clinics valuable resources.

Convenient, portable, wireless recording

 

Wireless technology integrated into the Integrity V500 System has convenient and practical benefits. The VivoLink™ wireless recording technology records the ABR and sends the data wirelessly to the Integrity computer - up to a distance of 30 feet (10 meters) - for further processing and storage. This provides patients the freedom to move, untethered to the computer. Infants can be conveniently tested while in their mothers' arms, in an isolette, in a car seat or stroller, or in similar comforting positions. Straps that attach to the VivoLink enable the unit to be worn as a back-pack on a young child, or around the neck of an older child or adult.

Built-in tools that simplify data acquisition and interpretation

 

Unlike conventional systems that employ artifact rejection to discard noisy sweeps, the Integrity V500 System uses sophisticated SOAP™ Adaptive Processing -- no sweeps are rejected so data can be collected and analyzed in less time.

 

The replicability of AEP responses can be readily visualized with the help of dual buffers which enable the visual inspection of waveforms generated from different sweeps without repeating the collection protocol. Residual noise in the response can also be visually inspected with the help of the buffers. In addition, objective statistical measures are calculated to further enhance confidence in waveform interpretation.

 

Alternating split polarity is available to detect the cochlear microphonic in a response. To examine specific areas of the waveform, the recording window can be adjusted to focus on the area of interest.