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What are the Benefits of Software Integration to an Audiology Practice?

Lance Brown, Jeanette Fitzke, AuD, Clement Sanchez

July 5, 2016

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What are the benefits of software integration to an audiology practice?

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Software integration is key to streamline your patient care process. For example, while each instrument from Otometrics offers unique benefits as a stand-alone solution, integrating these instruments results in a simple and efficient testing process. It also allows work flow that can be customized to fit your patient care needs.

Integration streamlines every step of the diagnostic process. The OTOsuite® software connects it all, allowing you to transition seamlessly from video otoscopy to audiometry, otoacoustic emissions (OAE), tympanometry, probe microphone measurements (PMM) and beyond. For example, a USB plug and play device like the MADSEN® Capella2: Because it integrates into OTOsuite and is Noah compatible, it opens up the OAE testing possibilities in your clinic. Available DP, DP I/O, TE and SOAE modules, gives you the ability to customize the testing parameters as well as the power and flexibility needed to test patients of all ages. Built-in coupler features an easily accessible and removable cavity for quick probe checks.

Integrated audiometry with the MADSEN® Astera² allows you to test patients through the familiar user interface of the Audiometer Control Panel, a touch screen inside the sound booth, a keyboard or mouse. OTOsuite and Astera² incorporates new assessment tools into daily audiometry to strengthen your professional offerings. It is the only clinical audiometer with a dedicated tinnitus evaluation module and tinnitus specific questionnaires. Learn more at www.audiologysystems.com/integration

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Lance Brown

Lance Brown is the Director of Software Integration for Audiology Systems and supports the GN Otometrics platform team.  With his twenty-five (25) years of experience in the field, he identified the need for an advanced level of support when equipment began to migrate into the computer age.  Identifying this need, he developed SIG to support customer’s computer needs and bridge that gap between clinician and I.T. support.  Prior to this assignment, Brown helped develop the Audiology Tele-Health platform, served as President of NASED, and was the regional manager in the mid-south of an equipment distributor. 


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Jeanette Fitzke, AuD

Field Development Audiologist

Jeanette Fitzke, Au.D., is the field development audiologist for the Southwest region and is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Jeanette has 17 years of clinical experience prior to joining Otometrics / Audiology Systems. Prior to joining the team, she was most recently working as a Clinical Audiologist at Cigna Medical Group, a multi-specialty clinic. Her work at this location allowed her to work with a variety of age populations and focused on diagnostics, hearing aid services, and vestibular care. Prior to her time with Cigna Medical Group, she worked in hospital and ENT settings where she provided extensive services for pediatrics to geriatrics in vestibular evaluation, pediatrics, eletrophysiological testing, general diagnostics, and hearing aid selection, fitting, and verification. She graduated with her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University in 1998 and completed her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University in March 2005. She is currently a member of the American Speech Hearing Association and holds her Clinical Certificate of Competency in Audiology.


clement sanchez

Clement Sanchez

Clément Sanchez, Au.D M.Sc. is a product manager and audiologist for hearing assessment at GN Otometrics. Throughout his education and career, Mr. Sanchez has had special focus on tinnitus and tinnitus assessment. Prior to joining Otometrics, Mr. Sanchez was a practicing audiologist and the product specialist for companies such as the Temporal Bone Foundation in Brussels, Belgium, a hearing aid dispensing chain in France, and GN ReSound. He holds a specialized degree in newborn audiology from the Medicine School of Bordeaux and a Master’s degree in audiology from the Pharmacy School of Lyon.


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