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What are Latest Developments in Technology for Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS)?

David Adlin, Randi Winston Gerson, AuD, Ron Saks

June 13, 2016

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What are latest developments in technology for newborn hearing screening (NHS)?

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If your daily work involves screening babies, there are robust systems in the market that will improve your workflow. Today’s devices are designed to be versatile yet easy-to-use.

The SmartScreener – Plus2 by Intelligent Hearing Systems is a complete easy-to-use cart based solution that offers a choice of ABR screening, OAE screening or both. All of which are simple to operate. An integrated Data Back-up utility allows for seamless results transfer to central databases.

The MADSEN AccuScreen® by Otometrics, is a compact all-in-one handheld solution to newborn hearing screening. A color display with vibrant icons and intuitive navigation allows you to focus on the infant instead of the technology. This two-step OAE and/or ABR testing combined in a single hand- held device offers all the capabilities of a cart-based system. Ideal for location independence or protocols that demand room-to-room testing.  So, there are several great equipment solutions available, it really depends on your clinic needs. Professionals can schedule a consultative appointment with an Audiology Systems sales representative to help decide which option is best for their needs.

MADSEN AccuScreen and baby

MADSEN AccuScreen® offers two-step OAE and/or ABR testing combined in a single device offers, and all the capabilities of a cart-based system.

This Ask the Expert is an excerpt from an interview on this topic with the Audiology Systems dedicated hearing screening team - read the full interview here.


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David Adlin

David Adlin is the hearing screening market manager at GN Otometrics. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in hearing screening, ranging from hospital-based new born screening to school and primary care markets. He pioneered the use of otoacoustic emissions (OAE) devices beyond the field of traditional audiology, helping to generate acceptance in Head Start programs, pediatric facilities and primary care sites. This effort has resulted in a more comprehensive hearing screening paradigm in the US market today.


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Randi Winston Gerson, AuD

Randi Winston Gerson, Au.D., is a hearing screening program manager at Audiology Systems. Prior to joining the company, Randi held various program management roles supporting Arizona’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. She has been in a consulting role as a technical assistance audiologist for the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) for over 15 years.  Randi has developed various successful training programs for NCHAM with various publications and countless presentations describing those efforts. 


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Ron Saks

Ron Saks is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in hearing care. He is focused primarily on Audiology Systems’ screening initiatives for the northeast region.  Prior to joining the company, he was the screening products manager for a distribution company in the East Coast since 1993; following a successful career in medical equipment financing and leasing. In his tenure as screening products manager, he was responsible for product training and led the implementation of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programs in New York. 


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