The OtoRead™ is a fast, automatic handheld OAE instrument for testing newborn babies, children and adults. Several default test protocols are available using either TE or DP. Actual test results along with a Pass or Refer indication are available on the display as well as in print from a thermal printer.
The user has a choice of three different lengths of cable from the unit to the probe, providing great ﬂ exibility to accommodate a variety of testing situations.
Newborn hearing programs
The OtoRead™ is ideal for newborn hearing programs. Because the OtoRead™ is so ﬂ exible, the newborn program manager can establish a deﬁ ned protocol that can be followed by any trained individual. All that is required is a proper seal at the ear canal and pressing a single button to initiate the test. The printed results reveal a Pass or Refer and the actual data can be reviewed by the program administrator.
Full diagnostic instrument
The OtoRead™ is also suitable for an ENT or audiology clinical setting. Expanded protocols allow up to 6 frequency evaluations extending up to 12kHz with the Distortion Product model. The DPOAE/TEOAE test protocols can be set up with standard or custom pass/ refer criteria. With this ﬂ exibility the OtoRead™ can be used as a full diagnostic instrument to evaluate ototoxicity, difﬁ cult to test patients, occupational hearing loss onset and functional hearing loss cases.
The OtoRead™ has a small and lightweight probe insert with a removable cone. This allows for quick cleaning or replacement should it become clogged with cerumen from the ear canal. The probe is detachable, allowing various lengths of cable to be connected so the instrument can be set up for the convenience of the user.
The OtoRead™ has a sleek, ergonomic design which makes it easy to hold and administer a test. The OtoRead™ utilizes a superior noise rejection algorithm and a quick, accurate ear canal calibration to maximize the quality of the test results.
A simple four arrow keypad in conjunction with a display screen makes it easy to move through the tests, review data, setup various test protocols and change basic settings. It even has memory for storing tests for up to 250 ears which can be recalled for review.
The handy OtoRead™ cradle is used to store the instrument and to transfer data to a PC or printer. The OtoRead™ is powered by standard alkaline batteries so you can have unrestricted movement at the patients ear, or simply go from room to room as you see different patients.