A Seamless Audiometric Solution for On-The-Road Testing
As the owner of a mobile testing service, you need fast, reliable equipment that delivers higher-quality results and offers a greater competitive advantage. The CCA-200mini audiometer clearly delivers all of these benefits. But that’s not where the unique design of this audiometer ends. The CCA-200mini audiometer is designed to seamlessly integrate every function for the ultimate in operational ease. Additionally, the CCA-200mini offers the following built-in features that provide more flexibility:
Starts all booths at once, several, or just one.
Uses talk-over in one or more booths.
Manually tests a subject while automatically testing other subjects.
Provides test instructions over the headset in up to 21 different languages, using multiple languages at once when testing groups.
The IntelliTesting™ automation feature detects errors, automatically retests, or gives the operator the opportunity for a semi-automatic retest. This all adds up to greater consistency, less operator intervention, and less time for higher-quality test results.
The Fastest Test Speed Available
The OptiLevel™ feature, fine-tuned performance, and Terminate Stimulus on Response (TSOR) feature add up to one thing: the fastest test speed available.
Don’t be fooled by a competitor’s claims that a Hearing Conservation test takes only three minutes. This may be possible theoretically if you can control all human variables by having a subject with perfect hearing, behaving perfectly. But we all know that “real life” and “theory” differ dramatically—especially in a mobile testing situation!
Benson Medical Instruments has created a Hearing Conservation test that controls for equipment-based variables, because these are under your control. This means including unique features to speed up the process by removing all unnecessary lag times. At Benson Medical Instruments we don’t make empty promises by guaranteeing a three-minute test every time, but we do claim to remove all equipment-based variables in making this a possibility.
Simple setup and less cabling “simply” mean greater reliability.
For setup ease the CCA-200mini audiometer—the size of a small stack of index cards—is compact enough to easily mount inside the test booth. This means your van will no longer look like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise with a huge cluster of audiometers covered with buttons, lights, beepers, and printers. With each audiometer in its respective booth, where it should be, your van will have one clean, uncluttered control console—adding up to a more efficient work space and shorter operator training time.
Four out of five service calls are for broken cabling and bad connections. Your best defense against time-consuming and expensive on-premise repairs is a simple installation that minimizes connections and cabling. The CCA-200mini audiometer is designed specifically for van operators with only one cable simultaneously carrying communication, power, and talk-over signals. Additional audiometers connect with a single cable in a configuration called a “daisy chain,” entirely and permanently eliminating patch panels and switch boxes.
The Innovative IntelliTesting™ Feature
The innovative IntelliTesting™ feature is based on extensive field-testing, in direct response to audiometric equipment issues
that have been identified by you—the independent mobile testing operator.
Mark for Retest
If you think a threshold is wrong, you can simply click on one or more thresholds, and the “Mark for Retest” feature will automatically retest them. In comparison, manual testing, done one threshold at a time, reduces your throughput and wastes time. Of course, if you want to manually test for those hard-to-determine thresholds, this can be done as well.
Keep Busy Mode
When the tones stop, the subject knows the test is finished. A fast subject could easily finish a minute ahead of the slowest and get bored waiting. What’s to stop him or her from disrupting others? The CCA-200mini audiometer features a “Keep Busy” mode. At the end of the test, the audiometer continues to present tones and check responses, but doesn’t save new thresholds. Subjects in “Keep Busy” mode think the test is still going, so they’re less likely to disturb others. As a result, your audiometric equipment operator will have to do less retesting.
Not every subject understands how to take the test. Fixing this problem can take significant operator time. With the CCA-200mini audiometer there is complete control over individual booths, so your operator can easily correct any problem. A single talk-over microphone addresses any booth to clarify the test procedure, and “Mark for Retest” quickly clears up suspect thresholds.
This important Hearing Conservation program management feature allows you to make sure your operator conducts the OSHA-mandated Daily Calibration. Of course, you can turn off the feature, but it’s a great way to make sure this important check always gets done. It’s up to you. An Annual Calibration Reminder is another integral part of the Prohibit Feature and is a good internal check for making sure your audiometers are within the manufacturer’s calibration specifications. All Hearing Conservation reports automatically capture these important checks, demonstrating your continued compliance with mandated OSHA standards.
Seamless Database Integration.
The CCA-200mini audiometer stores unlimited subject data and audiograms, or seamlessly integrates this information into leading Hearing Conservation database software. Simple-to-use, built-in formats make it easy to export data to a third-party database, including (but not limited to): Hear/Trak™, OHM™, and Cority (formerly Medgate).
How this bidirectional data can be used depends on the parameters of your van-based database system. Keep in mind that upgrading to the Plus Package will deliver the most comprehensive array of Hearing Conservation reports available today—22 standard reports—all available with fully incorporated demographic and exposure data. Additionally, the Plus Package supports multiple companies—a truly competitive advantage for the mobile testing practitioner.
Innovative Features for Any Situation
Watch how Benson audiometers help one mobile testing company test using the multilingual instruction feature.
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