AUDIMETROID by Hearing Diagnostics is the world’s first purpose-built hearing testing for community healthcare providers and retailers. It’s a scalable, cost-effective solution specifically designed for fast and easy adoption that drives immediate, visible health and economic impact.
By delivering clinical levels of accuracy in community healthcare settings, AUDIMETROID offers a revolutionary approach to hearing testing that ensures no patient with hearing loss is ever misdiagnosed. The Hearing Diagnostics Engine—the core, industry-defining technology behind AUDIMETROID—all but eliminates missed or misdiagnosis by accurately deducing which sounds a patient actually heard through application of a unique spatial testing paradigm and a state-of-the-art statistical framework. The result is a level of accuracy that surpasses that of traditional PTA-based screening tests (pure-tone audiogram), which consistently misdiagnose two in ten patients.
A hearing test with AUDIMETROID can be broken down into five clear steps: Prepare – Listen – Focus – Turn – Stay (for a video demonstration, visit here).
AUDIMETROID is incredibly lightweight, portable technology. The hardware itself includes just a set of headphones with integrated Hearing Diagnostics electronics, a smartphone, and a response button. It’s designed for deployment in any number of environments, including community healthcare centers, retailers, or even nursing homes or schools—all that’s required is a safe, quiet space in which to deploy the test.
To prepare for a hearing test with AUDIMETROID, a patient needs only to put on the headphones and stand (or sit on a swivel chair or wheelchair) still. From there, the test can proceed.
Next, an automated paradigm presents spatial sounds over the headphones. Sounds are presented from any random location around the patient’s head. Patients are instructed to listen carefully for the sounds.
Patients are told to focus, and asked to determine from which direction the sound is coming.
When a patient hears a sound, they must then turn their head and body, and face towards the direction of the sound location. Patients are provided with a wireless button, which they are instructed to press once they’ve finished turning.
Patients are asked to stay still once they are finished turning toward the sound location. This process is repeated until the end of the test, which takes about ten minutes.
Results with AUDIMETROID
AUDIMETROID automatically deduces, from a patient’s head movements, which sounds a patient heard and which they didn’t. Unlike a traditional pure-tone audiogram-based (PTA) test, a patient cannot bias test results by randomly pressing the response button and it is virtually impossible for a patient to guess where a sound comes from with AUDIMETROID when they did not actually hear it. Further, during a hearing test with AUDIMETROID, there is no need for an administrator to intervene at any point, meaning any community healthcare provider or retailer can safely deploy a hearing test, and confidently deliver results without being trained in audiology.
The technology behind AUDIMETROID returns results instantly, and identifies whether a patient has passed—i.e. has been identified as having normal hearing—or requires onward referral to an audiologist.
With AUDIMETROID, community healthcare providers can deploy hearing testing easily, and accurately. With lightweight, purpose-built technology, they can meet community members where they are, and provide reliable guidance for improved community health and wellbeing.
The best way to see if AUDIMETROID is right for your team is to see it in action. Get in touch with a member of the team to schedule your demo.