Audiology Benefits From Hearing Screening
Government recommendations are that school entry children are tested for hearing. However, screening can be costly and complex to organise.
SchoolScreener® enables providers to offer screening, without the need to use specialists for that screening. Providers using SchoolScreener® Hearing use Band 2s and 3s with full clinical reporting to audiological leads and provider management, including automated, locality-wide audit and KPI reporting.
With the software, SchoolScreener® Hearing, you'll receive an audiometer and earphones, sized for children. Annual calibration of equipment is included. All you need to provide is a laptop. Alternatively, you can use your current equipment with SchoolScreener® District Data to automate your data management, reporting, communications to parents and other administrative requirements, in any language.
Screening criteria can be customised according to local requirements.
With SchoolScreener® District Data, you save time and money by automating administration, set precisely to your organisation's requirements.
How Can it Help Me as an Audiologist/Child Hearing Specialist?
- SchoolScreener® does not remove the need for clinicians, it simply ensures that Audiologists and child hearing specialists spend their time efficiently – managing hearing problems, rather than carrying out primary screening and administration.
- Practice staff use a laptop either with our units that plug into the laptop via USB, or your own equipment.
- Check up to 70 children per day. Then, specialist appointments are offered to screening "fails".
- Generate letters for parents automatically. Do this on-site for single locations or centrally for multiple locations, using SchoolScreener® District Data.
In summary, SchoolScreener® provides a simple and reliable tool for performing hearing screening programmes. This means that with suitable training and audiologist overview, primary hearing screening in schools can be delivered by Band 2/3s or school nurses according to locality protocols and requirements. This frees up audiologists to do the training, oversight of the programme and to manage those who "fail" the screening.
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