What is the benefit of using an electro-acoustic ear simulator?
The device simulates a normal air conduction hearing threshold in dBHL. When connected to your audiometer, an automated test can be conducted, testing this simulated normal hearing threshold.
If your audiometer correctly identifies the normal hearing simulation, your equipment's calibration is valid and correct. If the measured hearing test is not according to a normal pure-tone audiogram, you are advised to check your audiometers calibration.
Please note: using an electro-acoustic ear simulator ensures optimum accuracy and reliability of hearing screening results, but does not substitute calibration of the equipment. Calibration is a technical process that ensures the medical device adheres to relevant standards and complies with medical and legal standards.