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HEARLAB

HEARLab was developed by National Acoustic Laboratories and the HEARing CRC. It is a proven test instrument that enables the clinician to measure cortical or brainstem responses in people with and without hearing aids. The system uses a standard PC with a versatile electronic interface for stimulus presentation and response acquisition. The interface allows the software to fully control stimulus levels, signal pathways and response conditioning. This technology enables new audiological tests to be added to the HEARLab system easily, through the development of new software modules.

For detailed technical and operational information, go to our dedicated HEARLab site https://hearlab.nal.gov.au

THE AIDED CORTICAL ASSESSMENT (ACA) MODULE

The first software module released is NAL-ACA, which is a hearing assessment module that provides two different types of assessments:

  1. Aided Cortical Assessment (ACA) enables the clinician to evaluate hearing aid fittings using real speech sound presented through a speaker. By measuring the evoked cortical responses of an infant, with or without hearing aids, it is possible to estimate the audibility of speech sounds by that infant.
  2. Cortical Threshold Estimate (CTE) is used to estimate unaided hearing thresholds. Tones are presented via insert earphone or a bone vibrator and the evoked cortical responses are automatically detected by HEARLab.

Two additional modules have been developed and are awaiting regulatory approval:

THE AUDITORY BRAINSTEM RESPONSE (ABR) MODULE

This module allows the clinician to measure brainstem responses.

THE CORTICAL AUTOMATIC THRESHOLD ESTIMATION (CATE) MODULE

This module allows the clinician to produce an audiogram at the touch of a button. The software will automatically present stimuli and measure the response to produce the audiogram.

UPGRADES AVAILABLE NOW

For those with existing HEARLab software running on Windows XP, two new upgrade options are available:

  1. Upgrade the HEARLab software by adding the /s/ stimuli. The cost is AUD500.
  2. Upgrade the HEARLab software to Windows 7, including the addition of the /s/ stimuli. The cost is AUD750.

To purchase an upgrade, please email research@nal.gov.au.

PURCHASING HEARLAB

Frye Electronics are no longer manufacturing HEARLab. The HEARing CRC is currently working to find a new manufacturer. Currently there are no HEARLabs available for purchase. We will update this website when the situation changes. Frye Electroncis can be contacted for spare parts and accessories.

HEARLAB DISTRIBUTORS
COUNTRY DISTRIBUTOR
EU countries – Germany Auritec Medizindiagnostische Systems
Dernauer Strasse 12
Hamburg, Germany 22047
Ph: 49 40 696540 10
Jan Mody  mody@auritec.de
EU countries – Italy CRAI S.P.A. Via G. D’Annunzio, 35
Padova, Italy 35024
Ph: 39 049 538 6777
Cristina Corrado  cristina.corrado@craispa.com
Hong Kong Phonak Hearing Centre HK Ltd
Room 1303-4, Albion Plaza
2-6 Granville Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowlooon City, Hong Kong
Ph: 852 2311 2828
Edwin Wong edwin@phonak.com.hk
India HAC Acoustic Technologies
TF4-Lokesh Tower
18 Kodambakkam High Road
Tamil Nadu
Chennai 34, India 600018 (also Sri Lanka)
Ph: 91 444 2023520
K. Ganesh kganesh1966@gmail.com
Israel Lemiop Ltd Medical and Scientific Equipment
65 Gisin Str
Petah Tikva, Israel 49001
Ph: 972 3 5796980
Uri Opper uri@lemiop.co.il
Korea Starkey Korea
1, Sangwon 12-Gil, Seongdong-Ku
Seoul, Korea 133-822
Ph: 82 2 465 0999
Richard Shim richard_shim@starkey.co.kr
New Zealand ECS
Level 2, Building A, Millennium Centre, 600 Great South Road
Ellerslie, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
Ph: 64 9 583 2800
David Tsao davidt@ecs-ltd.co.nz
Taiwan King Pax Technology Co. Ltd
7F-1, No. 164
Fu-Xing N. Road
Taipei, Taiwan 10487
Ph: 886 2 2718 5125
David Ling, Jr. L55@ms5.hinet.net
Turkey Meders Medikal Ltd
Mesrutiyet Cad. Hatay Sok. No: 24/4
Ankara, Turkey 06640
Ph: 90 312 4196877 Ersin Oray eoray@meders.com.tr
United Kingdom Sivantos UK
Mark Elmer mark.elmer@sivantos.com
USA (spare parts & accessories only) Frye Electronics