On September 1, Sanibel Supply® introduced a new earphone for auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing in infants; the EARturtle™.
Resembling a turtle shell in shape and form, the EARturtle™ is placed over the baby’s ear for non‑intrusive ABR testing.
What does the EARturtle™ have to offer?
The main benefit of the EARturtle™ is its flexibility, as it can be used with the RadioEar IP30 and Sanibel Supply® EARturtle™ adapter and similar transducer couplers. Thus, it can be used with various equipment for ABR testing.
Jakob Skovgaard, Business Unit Manager, Sanibel Supply®, comments:
“Our goal is to make it easy for users of diagnostic hearing equipment to acquire quality consumables. With the EARturtle™, we offer a consumable that can help to make ABR newborn hearing screening a more widely adopted discipline, which is very important in our eyes.”
Other benefits worth of note
1) Safe to apply on sensitive skin
The EARturtle™ complies with ISO 10993-1:2018, ensuring it is safe to apply on the sensitive skin of babies.
2) Equivalent RETSPLs to other earphones
The EARturtle™ RETSPL values are equivalent to the EarCup™ and other known earphones.
3) Equivalent performance to other earphones
The EARturtle™ has a relatively flat frequency response in the range from 350 Hz to 5.5 kHz, which is equivalent to the EarCup™ and other known earphones.