Q. Can the GSI 18 be operated with batteries?
A. Yes, testing is not limited by the power source. While the device can operate on AC power, you can get up to 10 full hours of testing using five AA batteries. This is ideal when out in the field, conducting testing at health fairs, and during home visits.
Q. When is it best to use the patient response button?
A. This is an optimal way to test with all patient types as it reduces the visual cues from the tester, allowing them to focus on the result.
Q. Do all the accessories and device fit in a compact case?
A. Yes, the GSI 18 is easy to take from site to site when conducting screening visits. This audiometer for hearing screening has all the materials needed for testing and is easily transported in a convenient instrument case.
Q. What options do you have for a noisier environment?
A. The GSI 18 provides the flexibility to switch between headphones and insert phones based on the environment that presents itself. School and industrial screening environments can be noisy, so using the insert phones can help control the noise and achieve more accurate results.
Q. What frequency and intensity range is available for air conduction testing?
A. Unlike other screeners with frequency and intensity limitations, the operator can achieve thresholds from 125 - 8000 Hz and 0 - 100 dB with the GSI 18. This allows the operator to conduct hearing screenings on all levels of hearing loss.