By Renée Lefrançois
This article is a part of the March/April, Volume 35, Number 2, Audiology Today issue.
Two truths are overly common when it comes to the identification of hearing loss. Firstly, hearing loss is an invisible condition, and is often left undiagnosed for years. Secondly, early detection is a crucial condition in optimizing overall outcomes. Remote audiometry expands access to audiological care, providing patients and clinicians with a strong starting point for assessment and treatment options.
Web-based screening solutions can provide an engaging first step for people curious about hearing loss and their own levels of hearing. These solutions also may provide an autonomous and patient-driven engagement point that directs individuals along an effective path for hearing care.
Thanks to advancements in technology, today’s health care is not as limited by physical proximity as past care models. As a result, clinicians have much broader options in terms of when and where they can provide services, all while providing a high level of clinical care.
The capability to perform remote audiometric diagnostic testing and the high level of connectivity delivered by tele-audiology platforms unlock a riveting new bridge to services. Remote audiometric testing is a key mechanism in achieving greater access to hearing-health care across the globe.
The future of audiology can be optimized with online screening and remote tele-audiology solutions. Learn more about how remote audiometry can improve patient experience, and expand the reach of audiological services, by connecting with SHOEBOX.