Boothless Audiometry VS Audiometry Without A Sound Booth

At first glance, this title may seem like a redundant statement, but, in reality, these are vastly different concepts and the sooner we address them the better. Let us first remind ourselves of what a soundbooth is actually for. 

There is little consensus among standards for sound booths globally, there are also many countries where standards don't exist and where they do, they can differ from state to state and may never actually be enforced at all. With that said, there is one overarching concept that I am sure we can all agree on.

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A mother, a wife and an exceptional professional

Gone are the days when women were confined to the boundaries of the home and household chores. Women are now leading professionals, CEO’s, MD’s and engineers just to name a few. They are continually breaking boundaries and challenging stereotypes in society.

One such woman is Dr Nandipha Sekeleni. She is the epitome of an all-rounder who inspires young women to reach further and tap into their endless capabilities.

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Can Tinnitus Affect Hearing Tests Results?

Tinnitus can make it difficult for a patient to distinguish between test tones (pure tones) being presented and those generated by their tinnitus. As a result false-positive responses will occur. In effect, the tones presented are masked when the  tinnitus is of the same pitch but of a higher intensity than the presented tone. As an unfortunate result, a patient may be misdiagnosed and mismanaged.

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Celebrating Women in Audiology

“Success isn’t about how much money you can make, it’s about the difference you can make in people’s lives.”-Michelle Obama.

It’s National Women’s day and what better way to celebrate it than by commemorating women in the field of Audiology. Hearing healthcare professionals are often overlooked and sometimes even underappreciated. However, what many don’t realise is just as the body needs every part to function for optimal health, equally all sectors in health are vital for the success of the healthcare system as a whole.

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Introducing the eMoyo Foundation

We are pleased to introduce the eMoyo foundation. With this initiative, we aim to give back to humanity through healthcare. The foundation was established to help alleviate the burden placed on primary health care facilities. One of our main aims is to provide quality healthcare services to the underprivileged.

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Can Cold Weather Affect Your Hearing?

Winter is one of those seasons you either love or love to hate. A warm blanket and chai latte on a comfy couch is the ideal scenario for the average winters day. But, with cold weather comes a multitude of bugs and sniffles.

The worst of which is the dreaded flu and boy can it get you down. It only takes a touch of a germ-infested surface or a nearby sneeze of someone with the flu virus, and within days, you're curled up in bed with a box of tissues.

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6 common questions about insert earphones

Over the years, there's been an increase in the use of insert earphones (IE) in audiometry. Although previously supra-aural headphones were part of standard practice, insert earphones perform the same function. Furthermore, various clinical studies have shown that both transducers yield thresholds within 5dB of each other, validating the use of IE. Inserts are simply a foam earplug with tubing that carries the test signal into the ear.

To follow up the previous post on 6 reasons insert earphones should be the audiometry standard, we've decided to unpack the frequently asked questions on the use of IE.

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