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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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News & Events

Deploying Latest ABR Technology

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jill Smith


Athletes at Indianapolis Speedway, Bankers Life Field House or Lucas Oil Stadium must be efficient, highly productive and execute strategy to excel. Audiologists face the same challenges daily. Typically, Audiologists must reserve hours of "quiet time" for testing. Jill Smith, Director, Hearing & Speech, Children's of Alabama, will relate how deploying Vivosonic's Integrity System resulted in reduced test times, increased productivity (reliable waveform collection in one visit), decreased need for sedation. Cases, protocol suggestions and Q&A will offer valuable insights.

Learning Objectives:

 

  1. List challenges specific to performing pediatric screening and diagnosing of hearing loss and identify ways to overcome these challenges by incorporating new technologies.

     

  2. Identify new techniques and approaches to hearing screening and diagnosing afforded them by new technologies.

     

  3. List a number of clinical and patient benefits including reduction in actual test times, increased productivity, decreased need for sedation, and improved test-to-intervention timelines.

ABRs in the Real World: Clinical perspectives from the frontline

Friday, February 10, 2017

EHDI 2017, Atlanta, GA

Featuring guest speakers

Dr. Shanda Brashears, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, DE
Dr. Kaitlyn DeFonzo, Boston Children's Hospital, MA
Dr. Ashley Decker & Dr. Melissa Kemp, Children's of Alabama, AL

 

Learn from firsthand clinical insights and perspectives of experienced audiologists who provide frontline ABR services. Hear how three major US children’s hospitals have transitioned from traditional ABR technology to the Integrity V500 System to better meet the needs of the real world. Find out how superior noise-reducing techniques and wireless capabilities have had a significant impact on clinical efficiency and patient care, and the ability to obtain ABR measurements in challenging conditions. The speakers will share how advanced ABR technology benefits their hospitals and clinics, state EHDI programs, and families, and how it has made ABR measurements easier.

Superior Amplitrode filtering technology

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The VivoAmp™ provides the latest advances in amplification and prefiltering based on patented Amplitrode® technology. Learn more about the latest innovation by Vivosonic. [Learn more]  [Watch video]

Time Savings, Cost Savings, Better Patient Care

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Time Savings, Cost Savings, Better Patient Care: "Evidence supporting innovative approaches to ABR and CAEP"
Dr. Barbara Cone, Ph.D., CCC-A. Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
University of Arizona, Tucson

 

Dr. Cone shared her clinical expertise and research in pediatric audiology and infant hearing assessments at the EHDI 2016 Annual Meeting. She reviewed the importance of ABR and CAEP measurements, and discussed clinical findings from her recently published research, including the advantages of the Integrity V500 System for reducing assessment time and costs, earlier diagnosis, and better patient care. As well, a promising experimental technique to evaluate speech perception was introduced, with implications for the identification and treatment of communication disorders.

 

Presentation topics:

  1. ABR and CAEP assessments in infant hearing
  2. Clinical benefits of noise-reducing technologies
  3. Cost/benefit modelling of non-sedated ABR
  4. Experimental method for evaluating speech perception

2016 Hear the World Calendar

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hear the World Foundation's 2016 celebrity calendar is now available. This limited edition calendar with photographs by Bryan Adams supports Hear the World Foundation initiatives which are raising awareness of the importance of hearing and hearing loss. Vivosonic is pleased that their technology is part of the Hear Haiti project which aims to provide sustainable support and ensure that the hearing impaired children of Lévèque and their families have access to audiological care and speech therapy.

Vivosonic Breakfast Seminar at CAA on October 22, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ABR Evaluations: Difficult Populations in Difficult Environments

Dr. Kelly Baroch, Infant Hearing Screening Coordinator and Education Coordinator

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Join us on October 22, 2015 for a breakfast seminar at the upcoming Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Dr. Kelly Baroch, Infant Hearing Screening Coordinator and Education Coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will share her extensive experience as a pediatric audiologist working with difficult populations in difficult situations such as the NICU. This is a learning opportunity to hear about the benefits of the Integrity V500 G2 System as it is used in the clinics of a busy pediatric centre. 

Integrity V500 G2 System at EUHA Congress 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Demonstration of Integrity V500 G2 System at EUHA Congress 2015

Nuremberg, Germany  |  October 14-16, 2015

Vivosonic Booth:  Hall 3A, Stand C16

 

Drop by the Vivosonic booth (Hall 3A, Stand C16) at the 60th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians held in Nuremberg, Germany from October 14 to 16, 2015. We will demonstrate the important clinical benefits of the NEW Integrity V500 G2 System and highlight important new features including 2-channel convenience, automated checks and efficiency features, and tone-burst ABR normative data for infants.

eHandbook of Auditory Evoked Responses by James Hall III

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The eHandbook of Auditory Evoked Responses is a completely revised and updated digital version of the popular New Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses (2007). The eHandbook offers a clear and comprehensive review of auditory evoked responses from the cochlea to the cortex including test principles, protocols, and procedures for clinical application. The latest advances in clinical research and applications are covered in the eHandbook among them the use of ECochG in ANSD and cochlear implantation, the clinical advantages of chirp stimulation in ABR and ASSR recordings, and the multiple contributions of cortical auditory evoked responses to assessment and management of pediatric and adult patients.

 

Included in the eHandbook is a Vivosonic supplement which describes the clinical benefits of the Integrity V500 System for auditory diagnostic testing, along with the Aurix Newborn Hearing Screening System. Videos and articles are provided to demonstrate and illustrate Vivosonic's unique technologiesThe eHandbook is available at the Amazon.com website.

John Tracy Clinic and Vivosonic Hearing Diagnostics Partnership

Monday, May 25, 2015

Full Press Release ]

With the support of Vivosonic, JTC’s Audiology Services Department has acquired a new Integrity V500 System. JTC’s audiology professionals provide comprehensive audiological evaluations to more than 2,500 infants and toddlers each year to determine whether or not they have a hearing loss. The Integrity V500 System will provide JTC’s audiologists with innovative auditory evoked response detection technology to help ensure their continued delivery of the highest level of diagnostic assessment services.

 

“Since JTC is a private non-profit provider, we are dependent on support from organizations, such as Vivosonic, for functional, reliable technology equipment that can keep pace with the high demand for our pediatric audiology services,” said Claire Sanchez, director, Audiology Services, JTC. “We are grateful to have the Vivosonic product and look forward to putting the latest technology to great use for the benefit of the infants, toddlers and their parents who depend on us for comprehensive, high quality results.”

Hearing Screening Device for Difficult-to-test Children

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

STUDY:  Utility of the Vivosonic Integrity™ auditory brainstem response system as a hearing screening device

for difficult-to-test children
Jacqueline S. Wiegers, Eric C. Bielefeld, and Gail M. Whitelaw
Department of Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA


Behavioral hearing screening is a challenge for children with developmental disorders or those who are unable or unwilling to complete a behavioral screening. This  study compared referral rates from screenings that used behavioral methods alone, with screenings that added a screen with the Vivosonic Integrity™ auditory brainstem response (ABR) device. The participant population (n = 43) consisted of children with diagnosed developmental disorders. Adding the Vivosonic Integrity to the screening protocol significantly increased the proportion of children who completed the screening, from 57% after behavioral screening to 81% after behavioral and ABR screening. The results indicate that the Vivosonic Integrity™ device could be a useful tool for hearing screening of children who are difficult to screen using behavioral procedures. 
[FULL ARTICLE:  International Journal of Audiology]

Detecting Mild Conductive Hearing Loss in Children

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

STUDY:  40-Hz sinusoidal ASSR and TB-ABR thresholds in detecting mild conductive hearing loss in children with otitis media with effusion

Kaf W. Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, Missouri State University, USA.
Mohamed ES, Elshafiey H. Assiut University Hospitals, Assiut University, Egypt.

 

The accurate diagnosis of mild, low frequency hearing loss is difficult in young children. At the HEAL 2014 Conference (Cernobbio, Italy, June 5-7, 2014), Dr. Wafaa Kaf of Missouri State University and her colleagues at Assiut University Hospitals in Egypt presented the findings of their study that compared the accuracy of 40-Hz sinusoidal ASSR (sASSR) to TB-ABR and behavioral thresholds to detect mild conductive hearing loss in children with otitis media with effusion (OME). They reported that the Vivosonic Integrity System's 40-Hz sASSR and TB-ABR both accurately detected mild hearing loss within 5-10 dB of behavioral thresholds, with response identification easier for 40-Hz sASSR than TB-ABR due to the larger signal.

Learning Opportunities at AudiologyNOW! 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Learn about the clinical benefits of Vivosonic's new product developments at AudiologyNOW! 2014 in Orlando, FL, March 26-29. See demonstrations of advanced technology and innovations for audiological diagnostic testing and newborn hearing screening

 

March 26, 2014 - Clean ABR Measurements with SOAP Adaptive Processing (EC104)

March 27, 2014 - How to Obtain Quality AEP Recordings in Your Classroom with Confidence  (SE211)

March 27, 2014 - Aurix Newborn Hearing Screening at the Touch of Your Finger  (IU249 / IU250)

March 28, 2014 - Vivosonic Integrity System:  The Best Just Got Better  (IU329 / IU330)

See Us at JDVAC 2014, Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

See a live demonstration of the Vivosonic Integrity System at the JDVAC Conference in Las Vegas, March 10-12, 2014. Learn about advanced noise filtering technologies. Experience portability, Awake ABR, detection of non-organic hearing loss, and the ability to conduct testing in non-shielded environments.

Dr. James W. Hall III Presents "Trends & Topics in Clinical Audiology"

Monday, March 3, 2014

Vivosonic and Audio Electronics Inc. co-sponsored a full-day CEU seminar, “Trends & Topics in Clinical Audiology,” with industry expert Dr. James Hall III as guest lecturer. “Hot topics” in audiology, including new applications of traditional electro-acoustic procedures ranging from immittance measurements to otoacoustic emissions, were presented. Dr. Hall discussed methods for efficient and effective estimation of auditory thresholds in infants and young children, and  shared his research findings and clinical experiences related to ABR measurements of children without sedation or anesthesia. The lecture material was put into practice with demonstrations of Awake ABR. Participants had the opportunity to evaluate new techniques and innovative technology through valuable hands-on learning, and gained knowledge that they could immediately apply to clinical practice. Contact Vivosonic today to ask about educational seminars in your area!  FULL DETAILS

Vivosonic Sponsors Seminar on "Awake ABR" at CAA Conference 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Vivosonic was pleased to sponsor a seminar on Awake ABR at the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) 2013 Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland. Guest speaker, Dr. André Marcoux, Ph.D., discussed the clinical and financial benefits of employing the Vivosonic Integrity V500 System and its advanced technologies for enabling ABR measurement without sedation. Dr. Marcoux is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Chief Audiologist and President of The Sound Room Hearing Centres, and VP Global Sales Hearing Division of Clearwater Clinical Medical Technology. He is also co-author of the article, Noise Reduction to Achieve Quality ABR Measurement, recently featured in the Canadian Hearing Report.

Winner of the Vivosonic "Over the Top!" Challenge

Sunday, September 29, 2013

In the Vivosonic "Over the Top!" Challenge, customers described how their Integrity™ V500 System has made a difference in their clinical practice and enabled them to provide audiological services above and beyond the ordinary. The Best Story submission was awarded to Dr. Janet Stockard Sullivan, AuD, MS, CCC-A, Director, Infant Hearing Impairment Program of the University of South Florida (USF) and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Read Dr. Sullivan's excellent story: Decreasing Delays for Early Intervention in Neonatal Intensive Care Patients with Hearing Impairment and watch her video showing a clearly defined cochlear microphonic recorded in the NICU.