Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Asian Hospital and Medical Center introduces first wireless and non-sedative ABR machine

Providing innovative and world-class healthcare service, Asian Hospital and Medical Center introduces the Vivosonic Integrity, the first wireless and non-sedative ABR machine to the Philippines.

Standard ABR (auditory brainstem response) machines required patients to be sedated or be put under general anesthesia as accuracy and reliability depend on very minimal ambient noise. It is these machines that allow for effective and thorough evaluation of auditory brainstem responses to detect any tumors that may affect hearing.

With the Vivosonic Integrity, patients need not be put to sleep or sedated and can be done even in the presence of noise. Without the need for medication or special equipment, an audiologist can easily do ABR on an awake and active child in any hospital environment. It is also wireless, making it portable and easy to maneuver during testing, especially of active children.

With the availability of this machine, Asian Hospital expects improved patient care as it eliminates risks associated with anesthesia while ensuring quality hearing healthcare in the country. Patients will also find it beneficial that the Integrity machine offers safe, accurate and inexpensive diagnosis of hearing conditions.

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