No, not really...
Basically, Audiqueen is a data manager and does not perform audiometry. Audiometry requires a certified audiometer.
- Audiqueen can be configured such that it seamlessly collaborates with an audiometer. See How do I extract an audiogram from my audiometer? In that case, Audiqueen launches the proprietary software of the audiometer and extracts the results obtained, all in one swift move.
- Or, even better, certain audiometers, called ‘supported audiometers’, allow to be ‘controlled’ by an external party such as Audiqueen. In that case, Audiqueen sends the commands to the audiometer and it feels like you are performing audiometry without even leaving Audiqueen. Examples of this are Madsen Aurical, Interacoustics Affinity, MedRX. Now Audiqueen offers its own user interface to do the job. Below is explained how this works.
Audiqueen's built-in Audiometry module: step by step (only for supported audiometers)
Select Otoconsult’s built-in '(Speech) Audiometric Module' in the format tool. Then click on New Measurement in the ribbon.
Select the audiometer or one of Audiqueen’s audio devices to deliver the sound.
Make sure that the connection between Audiqueen and this audiometer is correctly calibrated !!
The Audiometry window displays all typical functions needed for audiometric testing.
Featuring the following functions...
Move your mouse over one of the buttons to receive some more information (arrow).
Toggle this button to select the ear of your choice.
Select the type of stimulus, the transducer and the stimulation level.
Use the arrows to select the frequency of the stimulus.
Use these buttons to set the masking features. If you want to lock the masker level to the stimulus level, check the appropriate box (arrow).
If you perform MCL (most comfortable level) or UCL (uncomfortable level) measurements, select the corresponding button here.
For your convenience, a few pre-set configurations are available. Picking one of them will automatically choose the corresponding settings.
Click on ‘stimulate’ to present the stimulus.
Alternatively, you can use the key shortcuts to operate the audiometry:
cursor to set the stimulus frequency and intensity
spacebar to present the stimulus
enter to save the threshold
shift-enter to set a point as 'no threshold'
delete to delete a point
shift-del to delete the entire curve
Make sure to switch on the shortcut-key feature in the settings first.
Click ‘save & quit’ to save the audiogram and return to the A§E overview window.
To change a threshold point, point at it and select the corresponding value using your right mouse button. You can delete a point, change the symbol to the 'no response' symbol, or delete the entire curve.
Several settings can be modified in the configuration window .