What is an AudioStar Pro?
The GSI AudioStar Pro is a versatile, two-channel clinical audiometer that can be used for complete audiometric test evaluations on patients of all ages.
What is a clinical audiometer?
An 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.
What are the types of audiometer?
Various audiometric techniques and procedures are used to identify the hearing ability of a person.
- Pure-tone audiometry.
- Speech audiometry.
- Suprathreshold audiometry.
- Self-recording audiometry.
- Impedance audiometry.
- Computer-administered (microprocessor) audiometry.
- Subjective audiometry.
- Objective audiometry.
What is an audiometer used for?
An audiometer that produces pure tone sounds at specific volumes is used to test each ear separately. The auditory threshold for a range of tones is determined by decreasing the volume of each tone until a person can no longer hear it.
What is a 2 channel audiometer?
With a two-channel audiometer, you are able to use channel one to conduct speech audiometry, while you have tone stimulus routed through channel two. It is also possible to route stimuli from both channels into the same ear for seamless pediatric testing.
Who invented audiogram?
The first audiometer in the U.S. was developed in 1919 by Cordia C. Bunch. However, the first audiometer was only used in a private practice by one doctor and not publicly available.
Are hearing tests safe?
But there’s nothing to worry about! Hearing tests are completely safe and painless. They are performed in a soundproof booth and results are plotted on an audiogram – a chart that shows your hearing response to different frequencies. There are a variety of different hearing tests.