A tablet-based hearing screener is a simple way to test or screen people’s hearing and is a simple audiometry test. Auditdata Engage can be configured to all brands and installed on a tablet like an iPad + headsets. Tablet-based audiometry solutions provide accurate, compliant hearing tests, and can be used to screen for hearing loss outside of your clinics.
More than 5% of the world’s population – or 430 million people – have a disabling hearing loss, with a hearing loss greater than 35 decibels (dB) in their better ear, requiring rehabilitation and/or hearing aids. It’s estimated that by 2050, more than 700 million people – or one in every ten – will have a disabling hearing loss.
Hearing care providers work tirelessly to attract people to their hearing centers to examine them for hearing loss, then recommend and provide solutions that will enhance their hearing (and their lives). But, often, people experiencing hearing loss view booking an appointment with an audiologist as a huge deal and may be overwhelmed by the idea of it. Many people don’t – or can’t – visit hearing clinics, because of mobility issues, lack of transportation, concerns about associated costs, perceived negative stigma around hearing aids, etc.
If these people are unable (or unwilling) to visit the hearing care center in person, audiologists need to go to them, either at home, in retirement facilities, or out in the community. This way, you can show them the commitment you have to helping them with their hearing loss in a friendly, non-threatening way, and explain the numerous benefits of the hearing solutions that you offer. You can also dispel their misconceptions, and explain that today’s hearing aids are smaller, less bulky, hardly noticeable – and offer a variety of significant benefits to the overall well-being of the hearing impaired and their relatives.