An audiometer is used to evaluate a patient’s hearing thresholds. Clinicians use this equipment and their specialized knowledge to quantify a patient’s level of hearing loss over a wide range of frequencies or pitches. Using this information, an appropriate treatment plan can be developed.
Audiometers range from fully clinical, two channel instruments, to mid-level 1.5 channel diagnostic instruments, to one channel air conduction screening instruments. A clinical audiometer is the most versatile device that allows the clinician complete flexibility when performing basic and advanced audiometric evaluations on patients of all ages. Integrated special tests such as speech in noise testing and word recognition tests are included so clinicians can test a broad range of patients. A diagnostic audiometer is used to identify the type and severity of hearing loss. The device allows for basic diagnostic testing and sometimes includes the option to upgrade to specific special tests. A screening audiometer can identify the need for further audiometric testing. It is limited to pure tone screening audiometry.
The right type of hearing testing device enables audiologists to screen and diagnose a broad range of patients in their practices. GSI offers a wide range of reliable audiometer models to meet your clinical and screening needs.