• Novus AABR newborn hearing screener from Grason-Stadler

    NOVUS

    AABR/OAE NEWBORN SCREENER

    The GSI Novus™ is a sleek, handheld, comprehensive newborn hearing screener. The Novus features a touch screen display and intuitive software in a compact hardware design. The Novus may be configured with any combination of auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE and DPOAE) which allows for seamless two stage infant hearing screening.

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GSI Novus AABR-OAE Screener video overview

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What is the Pass-Checker on the GSI Novus?
A. The Pass-Checker is an accessory that may be used to perform a quality check of a Novus that has the ABR option to ensure the integrity of the electrode lead wires and transducers.

Q. Which age groups can be tested with the Novus?
A. The auditory evoked response (ABR) measurement is intended for newborns and infants up to 6 months of age. The otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE and/or TEOAE) measurement is intended for use in patients of all ages.

Q. How long does the Novus battery last?
A. A fully charged battery will last for approximately 50 ABR screens and 150 OAE screens, depending on test times.

Q. What is the Quick Test on the Novus?
A. The Quick Test allows the user to immediately perform a test without entry of patient demographics. These results are saved temporarily under the patient name of “Quick Test”. You may save a Quick Test session at a later time by editing the Patient Information.

Q. How can I print the screening test results from the Novus?
A. Screening test results may be printed directly from the Novus using the wireless label printer. Test results may be transferred to the PC using the HearSIM software and printed to a full size printer.

An infant being evaluated for AABR with the GSI Novus

RAPID PASS/REFER TESTING

With a single start selection, you may run ABR or OAE tests. The Novus will evaluate probe stability and automatically begin the testing routine. Powerful response detection algorithms for OAE and ABR ensure the Novus will quickly assign a pass or refer result.

  • portable

    PORTABLE DESIGN

    Compact design allows the Novus to be easily transported to the infant’s bedside. The Novus is the perfect solution for a busy hospital that needs a newborn hearing screener that is reliable, maneuverable, and fast.

  • dependable

    DEPENDABLE TESTING

    The Novus is designed to withstand the constant, intense nature of hospital screening and is a device that you can rely on to test infant hearing loss, day in and day out.

  • easy-to-use

    EASY TO USE

    A newborn hearing screening device that is too complicated can be inefficient and slow down training and workflow. The Novus has a straightforward and logical interface that hospital screeners can learn quickly and with confidence.

AABR testing being performed on a newborn

TEST BOTH EARS SIMULTANEOUSLY

The Novus offers two methods for simultaneous ABR tests by using IP30 insert phones with ear tips or ear cups. Testing both ears at the same time offers significant time saving benefits.

KEY NEWBORN SCREENER FEATURES

  • 1. COMBINED ABR/OAE TESTING

    The Novus can combine ABR and OAE capabilities into one device. Reduce training time and screen infants in well-baby and NICU nurseries with one device.

  • 2. CE-CHIRP STIMULI FOR ABR

    CE-Chirp ABR responses are twice as large as traditional click stimulus. Larger responses result in faster test times.

  • 3. QUICK TEST OPTION

    Perform a hearing test without needing to enter demographic information. Ideal when training new staff. 

  • GSI Novus Features
  • 4. AUTOMATED PASS/REFER

    Save time with automatic results as soon as pass/refer criteria are met. The Novus is optimized for the infant ear.

  • 5. TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY

    Screening staff feels an instant comfort with the intuitive touch screen display and can navigate seamlessly through the testing screens.

  • 6. WIRELESS CHARGING

    A wireless charging dock is available with the Novus. Screening tests can be completed any time when the battery is low and is placed in the dock. A fully charged Novus can last for approximately 50 ABR screens or 150 OAE screens.

Novus AABR Testing

ABR

The Novus uses fast rate automated auditory brainstem response (ABR) technology with a powerful response detection algorithm.

Novus OAE Testing

OAE

Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) and Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emission (TEOAE) protocols provide visual feedback to the screener through every step of the screening test.

GSI Novus AABR screener in the charging cradle

RESILIENT BATTERY LIFE

A heavy testing workload is no problem for the Novus. The Novus is capable of performing approximately 50 ABR or 150 OAE screens on a single charge. When the battery is low, testing may continue while the Novus is stationed in the cradle.

Novus HearSIM Data Management

HearSIM

HearSIM™ software is a dynamic tool that has everything you need to manage your newborn hearing screening program. Store, view, and print test results. Export patient and testing information. Customize the Novus settings.

 

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