Three ways that AUDIMETROID is changing the way the world tests for hearing loss

AUDIMETROID is the world’s first purpose-built, accurate hearing testing technology for community healthcare providers.

It’s a scaleable, cost-effective solution specifically designed for fast and easy adoption that drives immediate, visible health and economic impact.

By making reliable hearing testing more accessible than ever before, AUDIMETROID unlocks real opportunities for improved healthcare in your community.

Here are three ways that AUDIMETROID can change the way that your community approaches hearing loss testing:

1. AUDIMETROID reduces the barriers to diagnostic care and makes hearing testing more accessible

One of the biggest barriers to more effective hearing testing is the lack of accessibility to quality care. Historically, hearing tests have been performed in a hospital by a trained audiologist on bulky, complex equipment. Moreover, in order to see an audiologist for a hearing test, it’s often the case that a general practitioner must make a referral, which often results in weeks-long delays between when the patient initially seeks care and a hearing test being administered. And even where a hearing test has occurred, results can take days or weeks to be communicated to the patient, resulting in unnecessary and potentially harmful delays in treatment.

But with AUDIMETROID, every single one of these issues is eliminated, with zero compromise in the quality of hearing testing.

AUDIMETROID can be administered from virtually anywhere. No hospital necessary, just a quiet room. And when it comes to equipment, AUDIMETROID was purpose-built for community healthcare settings: it’s wireless, lightweight, and easily mobile. In terms of operation, AUDIMETROID can be administered without any formal training in audiology, making it possible for community healthcare providers to provide hearing testing in any number of environments.

And without the need for referrals or pre-scheduled appointments, patients can accelerate their speed to treatment and care. Plus, AUDIMETROID delivers instant test results, so there’s no delay between testing and diagnosis or recommendations.

2. With AUDIMETROID, communities can become safer places for their most vulnerable residents

In the UK, over 65% of adults aged 60 and over experience hearing loss to some degree. This is a staggering figure, made all the more concerning by the implications of hearing loss among the elderly, which include increased risk of:

  • Social isolation
  • Falls
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Increased risk of hospitalisation
  • Reduced career prospects
  • General decline in physical, social, and mental health

But with a modern approach that effectively removes the burdens associated with hearing testing, the likelihood of these negative health and economic outcomes can be greatly reduced.

Due to its high level of accuracy and its ability to be used by a community healthcare provider in a familiar, local setting, AUDIMETROID is uniquely positioned to drive trust among community members.

By taking hearing testing out of a clinical environment and putting it back in the hands of the community, AUDIMETROID increases adoption of regular hearing testing and hearing screening in communities, and improves patient outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable community members.

3. AUDIMETROID all but eliminates the risk of missed or misdiagnosis in hearing testing

Historically, about 1 in 5 people tested for hearing loss are misdiagnosed. This is due, in part, to the fact that traditional methods for hearing testing can result in people responding to sounds that aren’t really there. The result of these missed or misdiagnoses is that people who need further care aren’t referred for adequate treatment, and people without genuine hearing loss are flagged for further, unnecessary, care.

But AUDIMETROID uses a revolutionary approach to hearing testing that all but eliminates this risk: with its spatial testing paradigm, AUDIMETROID is incredibly accurate and reliable.

With AUDIMETROID, a patient is asked to turn their head and body to face the direction of a perceived sound. From head movements, AUDIMETROID can deduce which sounds a patient actually heard, and which were not, and then categorise a patient’s hearing appropriately. This advanced analytical framework essentially guarantees that no one with hearing loss is ever missed in screening.

The answer to costly, hospital-based hearing testing isn’t a compromise between accessibility and quality. Community-based healthcare—including hearing testing—must be accurate, reliable, and more affordable.

To learn more about how AUDIMETROID can elevate the way that your community approaches hearing loss testing, just reach out to a member of our team.

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