How can Otosuite help hearing care professionals develop new revenue streams or specializations within their practices?
Angela Flores, AuD: Otosuite® is the shared interface for all Otometrics hearing assessment and fitting solutions. For professionals who sell hearing aids, this is one great feature: Otosuite makes it possible for the Aurical® fitting equipment to “talk to” some hearing instrument software. Verification is a prerequisite for achieving expected performance of amplification—and this new development makes verification even easier. Integration between Aurical and hearing instrument fitting software makes it possible to verify hearing instrument fittings automatically from within ReSound Aventa® using AutoRem and Phonak Target™ using TargetMatch. This new functionality with automated target-based fitting gives you an efficient way to streamline your fitting process and boost client satisfaction.
The recorded course Making Verification Valuable and Efficient reviews how real ear verification can be done efficiently and effectively as to not monopolize fitting time. We will also explore justification for its value in clinical practice.
Jeanette Fitzke, AuD: It is not uncommon for audiologists to encounter patients who suffer from tinnitus and, sometimes, audiologists are the first healthcare provider the tinnitus patient sees. An audiometer with an integrated tinnitus test modality expands treatment and evaluation possibilities. Madsen Astera² is available with an optional tinnitus module. Other modules such as a specialized pediatric module are also available within Otosuite. These tools are available for clinicians who would like to specialize their practice. The course Tinnitus Applications Outside the Tinnitus Specialty Clinic is a good place to start if you are considering tinnitus care.
Keeley Moore, MA: How about serving patients beyond the four walls of your practice? Integration with Otosuite can also expand your reach. Otosuite is the backbone of this concept because it allows the audiologist to access and control the equipment remotely. Our text course, Teleaudiology 101, talks about ways to implement Teleaudiology into your practice and what you need to start a teleaudiology program.
We discussed the practical benefits of an integrated clinic in detail here in our latest interview here. For more information, visit www.audiologysystems.com/otosuite or the Otometrics and Audiology Systems Expo on AudiologyOnline.