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1 OAE hearing screening at your fingertips OAE+

2 Periodic hearing screening leads to early detection of hearing loss 6-7 per 1000 children will be identified with permanent hearing loss in early childhood. 1 12% of children ages 6-19 have permanent noise induced hearing loss. 2 Hearing loss creates communication roadblocks. OAE SCREENING 65% of people with hearing loss are below retirement age. 3 Periodic hearing screening using MADSEN Alpha reduces the roadblocks.

3 Hearing loss is an invisible condition Hearing screening for children Performing surveillance and screening within the medical home is the best way to monitor young children for late onset hearing loss 4. Hearing testing for children while important, can be a challenge. The MADSEN Alpha OAE+ has an intuitive touch screen that puts children and users at ease. The video that appears during the test is simply engaging and enjoyable. The Alpha has made hearing testing for children FAST and FUN! Video helps reduce fidgeting and squirming! Hearing screening for adults The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends that adults be screened for hearing impairment at least every decade through age 50 and at 3-year intervals thereafter 5. Patients often find themselves unaware of their own hearing loss and in a quiet exam room presbycusis can often be overlooked. The whisper test or other subjective tests can be unreliable or difficult to administer in some environments. OAEs with the Alpha are easily administered in almost any setting. Objective hearing screening in the medical home Objective information on hearing Patient convenience Additional revenue stream Reduce unneccesary referrals

4 Meets the requirement for CPT code CPT Description: Distortion product evoked otoacoustic emissions; limited evaluation (to confirm the presence or absence of hearing disorder, 3 6 frequencies) or transient evoked otoacoustic emissions, with interpretation and report. Common Diagnostic Codes ICD 9 codes* - Children Speech Disorder, Delayed Development Abnormal Auditory Perception Unspecified Hearing Loss (Commonly used with Children who have Refer OAE Test results) V Hearing exam-fail screen-encounter (for hearing examination following failed pure tone hearing screening) *audiology.org and asha.org Otometrics does not assume responsibility for the decisions of payers or the amounts payers reimburse for procedure codes. We supply them only as a convenience. ICD 9 codes* - Adults Presbycusis Noise-induced hearing loss Sudden Hearing loss, unspecified Sensorineural hearing loss, unspecified 389 Hearing loss V41.2 Problems with hearing V72.1 Examination of ears & hearing V80.3 Ear diseases What are Otoacoustic Emissions? Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are sounds measurable in the ear canal of normal, healthy ears, and are produced by the outer hair cell activity in the cochlea. These sounds are small but can be measured with a tiny microphone. It is important to note that otoacoustic emissions do not actually test hearing. OAEs are clinically significant in that they provide information about the integrity of the cochlea and outer hair cell function. Name: Jones, Jill ID: Tester: System Info: Alpha OAE+ #1 / Probe DOB: Tuesday, January 08, 1946 DPOAE Test DPOAE Test Print ID: 41038c a9bc a9a4f4 GN Otometrics Page 1/5

5 Touch screen navigation With single touch operation, learning and screening is fast. Operators can choose from an entertaining video or traditional OAE screen. Alpha Full size. The report is seamlessly transferred through the docking station to PC.

6 MADSEN Alpha OAE is the starting point to better hearing health OAE as a choice for hearing screening provides doctors with objective information about cochlear function for all ages. Only those with abnormal OAE findings should be sent for more comprehensive audiological assessment. Assessing cochlear function is fast, easy and cost effective with MADSEN Alpha. More about MADSEN Alpha 1) Even minimal, undetected hearing loss hurts academic performance, research shows. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association ) Eiserman WD, Shisler L, Foust TE, Buhrman J, Winston RL, White KR (2008) Updating hearing screening practices in early childhood settings. Infants and Young Children,21(3): ) Retrieved from hearflorida.com hearflorida.com/news-information/fun-facts-about-hearing Addressing hearing loss early leads to early intervention and the opportunity for language development in children and better quality of life for adults. It also builds stronger relationships in the medical home. 4) BEYOND NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING: Recognizing the Signs of Late Onset Hearing Loss in Infants and Young Children Leisha Eiten, M.A., CCC-A, Boys Town National Research Hospital Specifications are subject to change without notice. Copyright GN Otometrics. 2014/ US/01. Part no US. 5) Yueh B, Shapiro N, MacLean CH, Shekelle PG. Screening and Management of Adult Hearing Loss in Primary Care: Scientific Review. JAMA. 2003;289(15): doi: /jama GN Otometrics, North America GN Otometrics, Europe

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