Portable Hearing Instrument Fitting System
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The RM500SL delivers real control and portable verification. Now you can
provide Audioscan quality patient care wherever it’s needed! The
RM500SL is used most often by educational audiologists, outreach
programs, and users with satellite offices.
Control is everything
You simply cannot rely on the hearing instrument itself or on patient
comments to ensure you have complete control over fitting a hearing
instrument properly. Neither method is sufficient for a quality outcome.
Take control — fit with facts
Objective measurement is essential for your management of hearing
instrument fitting and the care of your patient. It is the key to patient
satisfaction and the success of the patient’s rehabilitation. With it, you
control the outcome. Without it, you don’t.
Audioscan gives you control
Audioscan systems for real ear measurement, instrument verification, and
its Speechmap® fitting environment provide the objective measurement
you need to control the outcome for your patients. It is the best foundation for basing your professional guidance, and supervision. It also is the
best path to fewer returned products, better productivity, and better
overall patient satisfaction — giving you peace of mind.
Verification Myths
“Hearing instruments fit themselves”
“First fit” is a shot in the dark. Multiple studies have shown wide variability and ineffectiveness of
first fit results. Indeed a recent report showed that 66% of hearing instruments are fit incorrectly.1
As medical devices, hearing instruments should not be relied upon to fit themselves.
1Consumer Reports, Hear well in a noisy world, July 2009
Speechmap® — the first, and the best.
This unique fitting environment is the scientific choice.
Using Speechmap, you quickly measure the output of the
hearing instrument at the tympanic membrane using the
stimulus hearing instruments are designed to process —
speech! This elegant process ensures accuracy and validity
through solid science that has been pioneered and
advanced by Audioscan since 1992.
Verification Myths
“It takes too long...”
Verification saves you time and money! Recent
evidence has shown that verification and validation will reduce the number of visits per patient by
32%!2 Further, using today’s equipment you can
perform all necessary tests in only a few minutes.
FM verification leader
The RM500SL is the choice for educational audiology.
School systems across the world rely on the RM500SL
for FM verification on-the-go.
It goes where you go
RM500SL is designed to be portable and robust. Its cast
aluminum construction and close-and-go design mean
you can rely on trouble free use for years to come.
Compatible with today’s hearing instruments
RM500SL can verify analog/digital, occluded/open, and
even frequency shifting instruments! The RM500SL is
ideal for use with every patient regardless of the hearing instrument technology employed.
Secure, stable and completely maintained
FM systems easily fit in the large test box
Unlike PC-based systems, Audioscan products utilize
proprietary hardware and software architecture to
better serve audiology functions. You’ll never get a
virus, and never worry about compatibility. Selfcontained, our products are impervious to the rapid
obsolscence of PC hardware and operating systems —
and since our software updates are free you’re always
on the cutting edge of fitting technology.
Easy data management
Manage patient data your way.
NOAH compatible
Print to internal or external printer
Verification Myths
“This hearing instrument is too magic to measure!”
Just remember O-E-S We measure the OUTPUT of
the hearing instrument, at the EARDRUM, using
SPEECH — the signal all hearing instruments are
designed to process. Measuring in this way means
that regardless of advanced digital processing or
open/closed style, your results are correct.
Store or restore sessions from a shared network
folder or USB thumb drive
Capture any RM500SL screen from any networked
PC with an internet browser.
Use the optional barcode scanner to store and
retrieve audiometric data.
2Sergei Kochkin, Hearing Review 20120;17[4]:12; 2011;18[6]:10
Comprehensive Support.
We’re listening
Audioscan customers have long recognized our expertise in objective verification. They also know that when
they have a question, we’re ready to listen. When you
purchase any Audioscan system, we offer you free
telephone support that will connect you to a real
expert ready to address your question.
Extensive warranty, low cost of ownership
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our 2-year
warranty, and the knowledge that we support our
equipment for the long haul. Once your RM500SL is
out of warranty we provide genuine Audioscan parts
at a fraction of the cost of other manufacturers.
Free software means real value
Free software updates mean you’re always up-to-date
with the latest in hearing instrument fitting technology
at no cost to you.
Options/Consumables
NOAH® module
Our all-new module allows quick transfer of data between
your Audioscan and NOAH. Comparison between current
and older test results is easy when you store, view, and print
your Audioscan screens inside the NOAH database. This
popular option removes needless double-entry of audiograms and makes the paperless office a reality!
Probe tubes and paper
Genuine Audioscan probe tubes help to ensure the
accuracy and validity of your measurements. Contact
Audioscan directly for supplies including printer paper!
Barcode scanner for easy data re-entry
If you choose to print your results, you can include a
unique barcode that will allow you to scan in audiometric
data upon the patient’s return.
Battery pills for measurement of battery drain
supplies@audioscan.com
USA 800-265-2093 — INT 001-519-268-3313
Take control with the number one manufacturer
The founders of Audioscan pioneered the first digital hearing instruments, so we’re uniquely qualified to measure them. Audioscan has been
making quality fitting systems for more than two decades, introducing
speech measurements, and many other innovations along the way. With
more fitting systems in use in North America than all other suppliers
combined3, Audioscan’s experience and expertise is unparalleled.
Visit rm500sldemo.audioscan.com to sign up for a free demonstration.
3Paramount blind survey conducted in 2011
Etymonic Design Inc, 20 Ludwig St., Dorchester ON Canada N0L 1G4
Telephone (519) 268-3313 Fax (519) 268-3256 USA 800-265-2093
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Software Features
Speechmap®
Real Speech (Calibrated)
Simultaneous Directional REM Test
Simultaneous Directional HIT Test
Dedicated Noise Reduction Test
Feedback Suppression Test
Frequency Lowering Test
CROS/BiCROS Fitting Capability
Speechmap® for Telecoil Programming
User-Supplied Sound Files
Sensory Loss Simulator™
FM Fitting Protocol
DSL®5
NAL-NL2
NOAH® Module
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Hardware Features
12.1" Color Integrated Display
Dual Probes
Telephone Magnetic Field Simulator
Integrated Carrying Case
Integrated Battery Drain
Wired Network Ready
Wireless Networking
Test Box (Integrated)
Barcoded Audiometric Data Entry
RECD Transducer
Integrated Probe Monitor
ANSI S3.22-2003
Multiple Display Capability
External Speaker Capability
Internal Printer
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Support
Knowledgeable Distributor in Every State
Free Live Phone Support
Comprehensive Help Files
All System Software Updates Free
2 Year Warranty
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Specifications
Storage & Transportation
Temperature............................................................................................................................-20ºC to +60ºC
Relative humidity (non-condensing)..................................................................................5% to 95%
Atmospheric pressure...........................................................................................................500-1060 hPa
General
Overall dimensions.......................................................................................................15.5”x12.75”x4.25”
Weight.........................................................................................................................................16.4 lbs (7.5kg)
Power source:................................................................................................100-240V, 50-60Hz, 250 VA
Fuse...............................................................................................................................................2A type T, 250V
Display type..........................................................................................fluorescent backlit active color
Display size..................................................................................................................................12.1” diagonal
Internal printer....................................................3” (80mm) Thermal line printer, 200 dots/inch
Power amplifiers...................................................................................................................................................2
Stimulus channels...............................................................................................................................................2
Measurement channels...................................................................................................................................1
Connectors...................................................................................................................................................1-USB
.........................................................................................................................1 - Ethernet (RJ45)
......................................................................................................................1 - RS232 serial (9D)
........................................................................... 2 - auxiliary audio outputs (1/4”mono)
..............................................................................................1- RECD transducer(3.5mm st)
...................................................................................1 - test chamber ref. mic.(3.5mm st)
....................................................................................1 - coupler microphone(3.5mm st)
..........................................................................................1 - battery substitute(3.5mm st)
.......................................................................................................1 - real-ear mic.(3.5mm st)
Test Box
Working Space............................................................................................................................8.8”x3.5”x1.5”
Test Box Isolation @ 1kHz: .................................................................................................................>25 dB
Speaker........................................................................................................................................................1 - 2”x3”
Induction Coils........1 - Telephone Magnetic Field Simulator (TFMS ANSI S3.22 - 2003)
Battery Simulator.......................................................................................................per ANSI S3.22 2003
Frequency Range.....................................................................................................................200 - 8000 Hz
Coupler microphone noise floor ....................................................(200 – 8000 Hz): <40 dB SPL
Test Stimuli................................tone, tone burst, pink noise, user supplied, calibrated or
live speech, ISTS, filtered speech for verifying frequency-lowering instruments
Test stimulus levels.................................................................................40 to 90 dB SPL in 5 dB steps
Test stimulus levels (inductive)..............................................31.6mA/m per ANSI S3.22 - 2003
Test stimulus distortion
..............................................................................................................................................<2% at 90dB SPL
..........................................................................................................................................<0.5% at 70 dB SPL
Test stimulus accuracy at reference mic. for tones (200-2000 Hz)........................+/- 1.5 dB SPL
Test stimulus accuracy at reference mic. for tones (2000-8000 Hz).....................+/- 2.5 dB SPL
Equalization method...real time modified pressure method (stored for open fittings)
Analysis frequencies per octave...............................................................................................................12
Analysis filter bandwidth.........................................................................................................1/12 octave
Measurement accuracy at 1 kHz..................................................................................................+/- 1dB
Measurement accuracy re 1 kHz
..................................................................................................................................+/- 1 dB (200-5000 Hz)
...........................................................................................................................+/- 2.5 dB (5000-8000 Hz)
Measurement range...........................................................................................................30 - 140 dB SPL
Harmonic distortion measurement..............................................2nd and 3rd or 2nd plus 3rd
Harmonic distortion range..............................................................................................200 to 4000 Hz
Harmonic distortion accuracy.........................................................................................................+/- 1%
Battery drain range............................................................................................................................0 - 20mA
Battery drain accuracy..........................................................................................................................+/- 5%
Battery drain resolution..............................................................................................................+/- .01 mA
Other tests Available
Speechmap®.....Coupler SPL vs freq.....Coupler gain vs freq.....Spectral
analysis.....Distortion vs freq.....Manual measurement of output, gain and distortion
On-Ear
Speakers....................................................................................................................................................1 - 2”x 3”
Probe microphone tube.......................................................Silicone 1.0 mm diameter x 75 mm
Probe microphone noise floor......................................................... (200 – 8000 Hz): <45 dB SPL
Frequency Range..................................................................................................................200 to 8000 Hz
Test Stimuli.................................tone, tone burst, pink noise, user supplied, calibrated or live
speech, ISTS, filtered speech for verifying frequency-lowering instruments
Freq. modulation..................................................................................sawtooth +/- 3% over 128 ms
Test stimulus levels for tones...............................................................40 - 85 dB SPL in 5 dB steps
Test stimulus accuracy at reference mic. for tones (200 - 2000Hz)..................................+/- 1.5 dB SPL
Test stimulus accuracy at reference mic. for tones (2000- 8000 Hz)...................................+/- 2.5 dB SPL
Equalization Method.............................................pressure method (stored for open fittings)
Frequencies per octave (swept tones).................................................................................................12
Frequencies per octave (tone burst)........................................................................................................3
Analysis bandwidth (speech, noise)....................................................................................1/3 octave
Measurement accuracy at 1 kHz.................................................................................................+/- 1 dB
Measurement accuracy re 1 kHz
..................................................................................................................................+/- 1 dB (200-5000 Hz)
............................................................................................................................+/- 2.5 dB (5000-8000Hz)
Battery drain resolution..............................................................................................................+/- .01 mA
Measurement Range
....................................................................................................................20-135 dB SPL (200-2500 Hz)
..................................................................................................................30-140 dB SPL (2500-8000Hz)
ANSI S3.46 - 1997 tests available
Real-Ear Unaided Response......Real-Ear Aided Response.....Real-Ear Occluded
Response.....Real-Ear Insertion Gain
Other tests available
Speechmap® real-speech audibility measures.....On-ear harmonic distortion.....Onear spectral analysis.....Manual measurement of output, gain, and distortion
Fitting methods available
Speechmap® with DSL 5.0a, NAL-NL1, NAL-NL2, CAMFIT
Insertion gain with NAL-RP, NAL-NL1, Fig6, PogoII, Berger, Libby
Sensory Loss Simulator
Simulation types............................................................................................................Linear, conductive
.....................................................................................................Non-linear outer hair cell cochlear loss
Simulation bands..............................................................................................................................................65
Specifications subject to change without notice
ANSI S3.22 - 1996 and 2003 tests available
OSPL90.....Full-on Gain.....Reference Test Gain.....Frequency Response.....Frequency
Range.....Maximum OSPL90.....Harmonic Distortion.....Attack & Release
time......Equivalent Input Noise.....Input/Output Curves.....Coupler SPL - Telephone
Simulator.....Simulated Telecoil Sensitivity.....Battery Drain
Etymonic Design Inc, 20 Ludwig St., Dorchester ON Canada N0L 1G4
Telephone (519) 268-3313 Fax (519) 268-3256 USA 800-265-2093