Approved Screening Equipment

The technologies listed below have been evaluated by an independent investigator and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). They have been found to meet requirements for conducting newborn hearing screening. Each device:

  • Has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
  • Is capable of identifying hearing loss as defined in §37.502(5) of the state regulations; and
  • Can electronically link to the DSHS information system (OZ Systems, eSP).

The list is updated as additional equipment is brought forward for evaluation. The appropriate device(s) for a given birthing facility depends on the specific needs of that organization. Therefore, DSHS and the independent investigator do not endorse a particular device. 

Approved Screening Equipment
COMPANY MODEL  METHOD(S) OAE TYPE(S)

Bio-logic Systems

Abaer

ABR and OAE

TE and DP

Bio-logic Systems

Audx

OAE

DP

Bio-logic Systems

Scout Sport

OAE

TE and DP

GN-Otometrics

Madsen Accuscreen

ABR and OAE

TE and DP

GSI

Corti 

OAE 

TE and DP 

GSI-Viasys

Audioscreener

ABR and OAE

DP

Intelligent Hearing Systems 

SmartScreener

ABR


Intelligent Hearing Systems 

SmartEP-ASSR

ABR


Intelligent Hearing Systems 

SmartDPOAE

OAE

DP

Intelligent Hearing Systems 

SmartTrOAE

OAE

TE

Intelligent Hearing Systems 

SmartScreener-Plus 2

ABR and OAE

TE and DP

Maico Diagnostics 

easyScreen 

ABR and OAE 

TE and DP

Maico Diagnostics

ERO-SCAN

OAE

DP

Maico Diagnostics

MB-11

ABR

 

Natus Medical

Echo-Screen

ABR and OAE

TE and DP

Natus Medical

ALGO 5

ABR

 

Natus Medical

ALGO 3i

ABR

 

Natus Medical

ALGO 3

ABR

 

Natus Medical

ALGO 2e color

ABR

 

Natus Medical

ALGO 2e

ABR

 

Natus Medical

ALGO 2

ABR

 

Otodynamics

ILO288 Echoport

OAE

TE and DP

Otodynamics

ILO292 DP Echoport

OAE

TE and DP

Otodynamics

Otoport/Otocheck
(incl. ABR upgrade)

OAE (and ABR)

TE and/or DP

Otodynamics

EchoCheck

OAE

TE

Otodynamics

Otocheck

OAE

TE

Otodynamics

Otoport DP+TE OAE+ABR

ABR and OAE

TE and DP

Otodynamics

Otoport OAE+ABR Advance

ABR and OAE

TE and DP

Otodynamics

Otoport OAE+ABR Screener

ABR and OAE 

TE

Otodynamics

Otoport OAE+ABR

ABR and OAE 

TE and DP

Otodynamics

Otoport OAE+ABR LE

ABR and OAE 

TE and DP

Otodynamics

Otocheck ABR Screener

ABR

 

Starkey Laboratories

DP2000

OAE

DP

Vivosonic, Inc.

Aurix

ABR

 


ABR = Auditory brainstem response
OAE = Otoacoustic emission
     TE = Transient evoked
     DP = Distortion product


For more information about a particular technology, contact the company's sales representative.

Contact Dr. Craig A. Champlin at (512) 471-6345 or champlin@austin.utexas.edu for further information about the evaluation process or to schedule an appointment to have a device assessed.

Last updated July 19, 2018