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What GSI Equipment is Best to Use for the Pediatric Population?

Laura Prigge, AuD

December 28, 2018

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What GSI equipment is best to use for the pediatric population?

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For the pediatric population, the GSI AudioStar Pro is the ideal audiometer. There are many shortcuts for efficient pediatric testing on this audiometer. Some of these features include an assistant monitor, so that you have complete communication with your assistant while you are testing. The AudioStar Pro also has VRA stimulation buttons on the front panel of the instrument, so you’re not reaching for that remote when you’re reinforcing your response. The AudioStar Pro also can put channel 2 to microphone stimulus so that you can have a microphone for speech, channel 2, and the toning channel 1. There are several signal modifications so that you can present the FM pulse. For OAE testing, the most ideal piece of equipment would be the GSI Corti. The Corti is a handheld instrument that has many different protocols which will either take 2 or 4-seconds per stimulus. The Corti has a great noise reduction algorithm that even restless patients can be tested. 

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laura prigge

Laura Prigge, AuD

Clinical Application Specialist

Laura Prigge, AuD is an Application Specialist with GSI.  Laura received her Doctorate of Audiology degree from AT Still University, a Master's of Arts in Audiology from UCONN and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Western Illinois University.   Laura’s 20+ years of experience includes providing manufacturing support for a leading hearing aid manufacturer as well as technical audiology training and support for an international audiologic equipment company.   Prior to that, she managed education and training at another hearing aid manufacturer and conducted audiologic evaluations on children, adults, and geriatric patients at a retail hearing center. 


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