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Last Modified: 08/28/2017

OAE and ABR Handheld Screening Equipment Purchase Information/Comparison

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Name of Equipment Accuscreen Audioscreener AUDX/ AUDX Pro Corti Echo Screen
Manufacturer’s information
GN Otometrics North America
50 Commerce Drive, Ste 180
Schaumburg, IL 60173
1-800-289-2150
Grason-Stadler
7625 Golden Triangle Dr. Suite F
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-700-2282
Natus Medical Inc
1501 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
1-800-303-0306
Grason-Stadler
7625 Golden Triangle Dr., Suite F
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-700-2282
Natus Medical Inc
1501 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
1-800-303-0306
Screening devices intended use as defined by manufacturer Handheld screening device. Available as as TEOAE or DPOAE only units or available as a combination of both. Also available with ABR as a two step OAE-ABR newborn hearing screener Handheld screening device. Available as OAE only (includes DPOAE and TEOAE), ABR only or a combination unit Handheld screening device. Available as a TEOAE or DPOAE only units or available as a combination unit with both. Not available with ABR Handheld screening device. Available as a TEOAE or DPOAE only units or available as a combination unit with both. Not available with ABR Handheld screening device. Available as as TEOAE or DPOAE only units or available as a combination of both. Also available with ABR
Age range indicated by manufacturer Has been optimized for newborns up to 6 months of age Infant to adult Infant to adult Infants to adult Has been optimized for newborns up to 6 months of age
Is the equipment portable and adaptable to varied screening situations? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Screening & Diagnostic Capabilities Screener device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data. Screener device. Provides a Pass or Refer result, requires no interpretation of data. Screener & Clinical device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data as well as diagnostic protocols depending on model selected Screener & Clinical device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data as well as diagnostic protocols depending on model selected Screener device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data.
What is the power source? Internal rechargeable battery AC and re-chargeable battery AC and re-chargeable battery Internal rechargeable battery Internal rechargeable battery
Type of probe tips available?
  1. Disposable plastic tips of various sizes
  2. Disposable expanding foam probe tips, pediatric only
Disposable rubber/silicone type tips of various sizes newborn to adult
  1. Disposable plastic tips of various sizes newborn to adult
  2. Disposable expanding foam probe tips, pediatric to adult
  1. Disposable plastic tips
  1. Disposable plastic tips of various sizes
  2. Disposable expanding foam probe tips, pediatric only
*Cost of probe tips/covers ranges from 15 cents to $1.00 /tip. Please note prices are subject to change at any time. Contact your local representative for current pricing information
Does the probe cord have a clip to attach the probe to the child’s clothing? No Yes Yes NO, cord is 4' long No
What standard accessories are included? Carrying case, initial supply of probe tips & cleaning cloth Case, initial supply of probe tips Carrying case, printer, initial supply of probe tips Micro USB cables for charger and database, Database software, Disposable ear tip kit and tubes, User Manual, Quick Guide, Calibration Certificate Carrying case, initial supply of probe tips
Test memory? 500 tests 300 tests 50 - 100 tests depending on model selected 250 tests 50 - 250 tests depending on model selected
Manufacturer reported test time? NA 20 seconds per ear 10 seconds per ear 8-16 secs per ear OAE average 20-30 and ABR average 2 minutes
Length of warranty? 2 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Display features Color touch screen Backlight monochrome Monochrome Color screen display Backlight monochrome
Local Distributors Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website
Comments Also see in ABR equipment review For ABR capability see ABR section for the Biologic Scout Case, cradle and printer are optional

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Name of Equipment EroScan Pro/ EroScan Plus MB 11 Otocheck/ Otoport OtoRead Titan Welch Allyn OAE Screener
Manufacturer's information
Maico Diagnostics
10393 W 70th St
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-941-4201
Maico Diagnostics
10393 W 70th St
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-941-4201
Otodynamics Ltd
30-38 Beaconsfield Rd
Hatfield, Hertz, UK AL10 8BB
1-800-659-7776
Interacoustics
7625 Golden Triangle Dr. Suite F
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-947-6334
Interacoustics
7625 Golden Triangle Dr. Suite F
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
1-800-947-6334
Welch Allyn OAE Screener
4341 State Street Road, PO Box 2200
Skaneateles, Fall, NY 13153-0220
1-800-535-6663
Also see: School of Health
Screening devices intended use as defined by manufacturer Handheld screening device. Can be configured with TEOAE and DPOAE (not available with ABR). EroScan Pro can include tympanometry capability. Handheld screening device. Available as an AABR screener. Handheld screening device. Available as a TEOAE or DPOAE only units or available as a combination unit with both. Not available with ABR Handheld screening device. Available as a TEOAE or DPOAE only units or available as a combination unit with both. Not available with ABR Handheld or PC controlled screening & diagnostic device. Available with modular platform for impedance, ABR, OAE and wideband reflectance. Handheld screening device. Available as a DPOAE only unit. Not available with ABR
Age range indicated by manufacturer Infant to adult Infants to 6 mos Infant to adult Infant to adult Infant to adult Infant to adult
Is the equipment portable and adaptable to varied screening situations? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Screening & Diagnostic Capabilities Screener & Clinical device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data as well as diagnostic protocols depending on model selected Screener device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data. Screener & Clinical device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data as well as diagnostic protocols depending on model selected Screener & Clinical device. Provides automated screening results requiring no interpretation of data as well as diagnostic protocols. Screener & Clinical device. Provides automated screening and advanced setting for each ABR and OAE for infants and adults. Screener only. Provides a Pass or Refer result, requires no interpretation of data.
What is the power source?
  • Pro: AA batteries
  • Plus: Internal rechargeable batteries
Battery from laptop Internal rechargeable battery AA batteries AC and re-chargeable battery AC and re-chargeable battery
Type of probe tips available? Disposable plastic tips of various sizes newborn to adult
  • MB11 Beraphone: Circumaural earphone with spring loaded electrodes.
  • MB11 Classic: Plastic/disposable tips of various sizes and various brands.
  1. Disposable plastic tips of various sizes newborn to adult
  2. Disposable expanding foam probe tips, pediatric to adult
Disposable plastic tips of various sizes newborn to adult Disposable plastic tips of various sizes newborn to adult
  1. Disposable plastic tips of various sizes newborn to adult
  2. Disposable expanding foam probe tips, pediatric to adult
*Cost of probe tips/covers ranges from 15 cents to $1.00 /tip. Please note prices are subject to change at any time. Contact your local representative for current pricing information
Does the probe cord have a clip to attach the probe to the child’s clothing? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
What standard accessories are included?
  • Pro: Direct-to-Print software, initial supply of probe tips (Ear tip Kit of tips), 39 inch probe cord, 4 AA batteries
  • Plus: Carrying Case, micro USB cables for charger and database, Database software, Direct-to-Printer software, Starter ear tip kit (disposable) and replacement probe tubes (20).
Laptop, printer cords and supplies. Probe tip sampler (initial supply in varied sizes), carrying case, charging cradle Carrying case, printer, initial supply of probe tips (Ear tip Kit of 146 tips), printer, 39 inch probe cord, 4 AA batteries Carrying case and initial supplies. Cradle Carrying case, printer, initial supply of probe tips
Test memory?
  • Pro: 350 tests
  • Plus: 250 tests
Theoretically, an infinite amount of test results can be stored on the PC 500 to 3000 tests depending on model selected 300 tests Theoretically, an infinite amount of test results can be stored on the PC. Handheld unit has 1GB memory card 10 tests
Manufacturer reported test time?
  • Pro: 20 seconds per ear
  • Plus: 8-16 seconds per ear
  • MB11 Beraphone: 15 seconds monaaural
  • MB11 Classic 20 seconds for binaural
7 seconds NA ABR is 1-10 minutes (default = 3 minutes) 10 seconds
Length of warranty? 1 year 1 year 2 years 1 year 1 year 1 year
Display features
  • Pro: Backlight
  • Plus: Color display screen
Laptop is display Backlight monochrome, lighted keypad Monochrome Color screen display Monochrome
Local Distributors Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website Contact through website
Comments Eroscan Pro with Tympanometry includes 226 Hz probe tone, optional 1000 available Uses patented CE Chirp for stimulus Need to skip “cal” mode to screen ears with perforations/PE tubes