• "With Ultimate Kiosks' Hearing Screening Solutions, we have seen a great rise in interest and booked appointments in our clinics."
    Mark Rodgers, Hear Now Niagara

Hearing Triage with Ultimate Kiosk Solutions

Posted Jul 29th, 2013 in General

Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition. The  initial treatment path determined  which efficiently when person cannot be treated immediately.

Diagnosis  is based on a medical history , physical examination and  diagnostic tests.

The Ultimate Kiosk does hearing triage it does not diagnose

Using a pure tone screening protocol to establish an audiogram the level of hearing then classifies the results by pattern of hearing using algorithms (polynomials) and confidence coefficients.

The classifications are determined by level and pattern

Levels: Normal, Mild, Moderate, Severe and Profound

Patterns: Conductive, Sensorineural, Mixed and Questionable

The Confidence Coefficients are an estimate of the accuracy of this pure tone level and pattern without the availability of other important  information: the history, physical examination and tests. The confidence coefficients will almost always improve when further testing, a history and a physical examination are carried out.

 Errol Davis ©

Audiologist

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