The next generation automated, all-in-one hearing screener
Compact, handheld multi-modality hearing screener
Incorporates TEOAE, DPOAE and ABR capabilities
Clinically proven algorithms
Multiple screening configurations. One compact device.
The all new Echo-Screen III hearing screener combines advanced capabilities never before available in a single device.
This versatile system uses the same proven and trusted algorithms with automated, pre-set screening parameters that have been
used in millions of screenings1, so you can feel confident in the quality of your results.
The Echo-Screen III device is available in any combination of modalities – TEOAE, DPOAE, and ABR – providing all the screening tools
you need at your fingertips. Modalities are field upgradeable in moments should you decide to expand your options at a later date.
The trusted technology you know from the past, now available in a device ahead of its time.
Frequently Asked Echo-Screen III Questions
What is the Echo-Screen III Hearing Screener?
The Echo-Screen III Hearing Screener is a small, portable device designed to screen babies, infants, children, and adults for hearing loss.
How does the Echo-Screen III device work?
The Echo-Screen device uses special AOAE (Otoacoustic Emissions or OAE) and ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) technologies for testing patients. One or a combination of both these technologies may be used to screen for hearing loss. Both technologies are fully automated, allowing the Echo-Screen device to provide automatic pass/refer results and fixed screening parameters. A person does not need to interpret results or have special technical skills to operate the Echo-Screen device.
With AOAE technology, the Echo-Screen device delivers clicks or tone bursts through your child’s ear canal via a probe, which is inserted within his/her ear. Your child’s inner ear (i.e., cochlea) generates sound waves in response to the clicks or tone bursts. The ear probe then measures and records the sound wave responses of your child’s cochlea. The Echo-Screen device analyzes your child’s response and automatically gives a PASS or REFER result.
With ABR technology, the Echo-Screen device sends soft clicking sounds to your child’s ears through either an ear probe or earphones. Sensors placed on your child’s skin pick up the responses to the sound from his/her brain and send them back to the Echo-Screen device, where they are analyzed. The device then automatically gives a PASS or REFER result.
What does PASS/REFER mean?
A PASS result indicates that your child’s hearing correlates to levels required for speech and language development at the time of the screen.
A REFER result indicates that further testing is required. A REFER result does not necessarily mean that your child has a hearing loss. In some instances, a REFER result can be due to poor testing conditions such as debris in the patient’s ear canal or a noisy environment.
What happens if my child REFERS?
If your child refers either ear, the screen is usually repeated. If a REFER result is present after the repeat screen, a diagnostic test is performed at a later date to determine the location and extent of the hearing loss.
Is the test painful to my child?
No. Testing with the Echo-Screen device is painless.
How long does the test take?
The screening takes approximately 2 minutes, depending on the state of your child and the testing environment.
Where can I get more information about hearing loss?
For more detailed information on hearing loss and the testing options that are available, contact us.