In general: Which trends do you see in the business segment “school screening” and
what should a “state-of-the-art” audiometer like easyTone afford to be ready for these challenges?
A school nurse in the US has a lot of tasks to perform and these past few years with covid, this has only been increased. With easyTone the hearing screening program can be conducted in the most efficient and fastest way. Specifically, managing the students to be tested and their results can be completely simplified with this product.
easyTone works with a tablet-based user interface. How can users keep easyTone updated?
And – are there any tutorials about how to get started with the first MAICO tablet audiometer?
easyTone has automatic updates pushed to the tablet for the user to install. There is no need to send the device back to the factory or to a local distributor to get the most up-to-date software and addition of new features. If the user is connected to Wi-Fi, the tablet will inform them when an update is available and ask if it should be installed.
Not only do we provide a user manual and quick guide, but we have a specific easyTone support website to assist with after sales needs. This page includes short tutorials on specific training topics to quickly gain needed information. Furthermore, you can download the easyTone Companion Software for full functionality here. With it you can easily exchange data between your PC and easyTone. And the best: the easyTone Companion software is available free of charge.
"A Hearing Screening Device That Exceeds All Expectations."
Finally - how did you personally experience the whole development/launching process? Is there a special easyTone “story” you´d like to share?
I could share many, but I think my favorite story was during the beta testing phase. I brought the device to an educational audiologist that had been involved in the predevelopment discussions. The audiologist, along with two volunteer screeners, screen 6,000- 8,000 students a year from elementary through high school. I arrived at the school with the easyTone where 6th - 8th grade students were to be screened. Within the first 15 minutes of providing a brief instruction on the audiometer and her starting to screen, she said „this is even better than I expected“. This showed that not only did MAICO feel we had something special, but with very little time in use, the user saw this too. It can be said: easyTone is a hearing screening device that exceeds all expectations.
Carrie – thank you very much for this interesting interview.