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Otometrics Otoscan - January 2019

5th Annual Otometrics University Student-Focused Workshop

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Otometrics announces 2019 dates, opens application for its premier student-focused hands-on workshop to audiology students in US and Canada

Schaumburg, IL | January 9, 2019 – Otometrics, a division of Natus announced the 2019 dates for its 5th annual student-focused workshop, the Otometrics University or OTOu. The Class of 2019 will take place on April 11-12 at thecompany’s corporate office in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Formerly known as Audiology Systems University or ASIu, this two-day educational event was introduced in 2015 as an exclusive invitation-only workshop. Since 2015, close to 100 students participated from universities across the country, including: Arizona State University, Ball State University, Bloomsburg University, Central Michigan University, CUNY, Long Island AuD Consortium, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of Arkansas, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of North Texas, University of Puerto Rico, University of South Florida, University of the Pacific, University of Wisconsin, and Western Michigan University.

In 2019, Otometrics University is accepting applications from students who are enrolled and completing courses towards their doctorate in audiology (AuD) in universities based in US and Canada. They are encouraged to send the application online (otometrics.us/OTOu) or email this year’s coordinators: Director of Commercial and Education Development Kathleen Hill, AuD (kathleen.hill@natus.com) and Field Clinical Audiologist Jeanette Fitzke, AuD (Jeanette.fitzke@natus.com). The deadline for applications is February 22, 2019.

Otometrics University has the privilege of having Kristen Janky, Ph.D. as the featured lecturer for the fifth consecutive year. Dr. Janky, the director of vestibular services at Boystown National Research Hospital and President-Elect of the American Balance Society, will present a two-hour lecture about video head impulse testing (vHIT) and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing. There will also be a hands-on workshop on how to complete vHIT and VEMP testing facilitated by Dr. Janky.

”Our goal for this event is to make ourselves as accessible as possible to the students, give attendees insight into the manufacturing side of the industry and give students the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops that they might not have access to in graduate school,” says Dr. Kathleen Hill. Otometrics University allows students to network, learn about other audiology career paths aside from the clinical practice, and experience hands-on workshops on vHIT, VEMP, probe microphone measurement (PMM) or real ear training, as well as a digital ear scanning with Otoscan®.

The Otometrics University Class of 2019 will be the first group to experience a hands-on session using the new Otoscan digital ear scanning technology. Dr. Jeanette Fitzke explains, “This exciting, new 3D ear scanning softwareintroduces new ways to increase business efficiencies and engage patients. OTOu attendees are among the first to experience the newest technologies introduced by Otometrics and this is one of the exclusive benefits of joining ourannual student event.”

Students can learn more about Otometrics University at otometrics.us/OTOu. For more information about Otometrics course offerings for audiologists and professionals, including courses approved for AAA CEUs, customers are encouraged to contact their local sales representative. Please call (855) 283-7978 or visitotometrics.us/education.

About Otometrics, a division of Natus

Otometrics is the audiology industry leader providing instrumentation and software solutions to hearing and balance care professionals worldwide. For more than 50 years, Otometrics has been helping hearing and balance care professionals succeed in improving the quality of life for their clients and patients around the world by delivering expert knowledge, reliable solutions and services – providing a trusted partnership. Otometrics develops, manufactures and markets computer-based audiological, otoneurologic and vestibular instrumentation in more than 80 countries under the Otometrics brands, including Bio-logic®, Madsen®, Aurical®, ICS® and Oscilla®.

Otometrics is part of Natus Medical Incorporated (North America NASDAQ: BABY) – a US-based leading provider of healthcare products, devices and services used in the newborn, neurology, sleep, hearing and balance markets. For more information, please visit www.otometrics.us and www.natus.com.

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