There are many moving parts to a successful audiology business. Your employees, business plan, marketing strategies, and office space are all players in a larger operation. Yet despite how fundamental a hearing clinic’s design is, it is often low on practitioners’ list of priorities when developing a practice. An easy way to enhance your audiology office design is to invest in equipment that streamlines the look and everyday operations within your practice.
Like an inviting waiting room or a sound-proof booth, the equipment you choose impacts your hearing clinic’s design and more importantly—its functionality. Equipment that is compact, portable, and easy to set up gives you more flexibility in your hearing clinic design choices. See how MedRx makes it easy for practice owners to optimize their office space with space-saving, portable audiometric equipment.
Starting Your Hearing Clinic Design
When developing the concept for a hearing clinic design, most opt for a brick-and-mortar style business. However for many, mobile offices and traveling clinics are just as lucrative.
Though most patients are familiar with audiologists and other hearing care professionals in a physical office setting, they can provide just as much, and sometimes even more, support to their patients in a mobile setting. Modern computer-based equipment makes it much easier for clinicians to work on the go or in a mobile office.
In a physical office location, a hearing care professional will usually have a sound-resilient area to perform audiometric testing and hearing aid fittings. They will also generally have a waiting area and office or desk where they can provide the patient with counseling on hearing loss and instructions on how to properly use and care for their hearing aids.
In a mobile office, these will be consolidated in a mobile vehicle or trailer where they can travel to their patients. Other hearing care professionals may work out of a physical location, and make local visits as needed. The increasing need for hearing healthcare for individuals of all ages demonstrates an unequivocal need for adaptable practitioners and appropriate technology to assist them.
Equipment that Enhances Audiology Office Design
With equipment options like the MedRx AVANT ARC audiometer and real ear system available, traveling clinicians can conduct many tests with a single piece of equipment and a computer, optimizing the limited space described above.
Approx. 20 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm (L x W x H) • Approx 8” x 5” x 1.25” (L x W x H)
Portable screening audiometers like the AVANT AIR or MedRx Kiosk allow clinicians to conduct air conduction screenings wherever their patients need them, such as for health fairs or occupational hearing screenings.
Physical offices will have the most options available to them, allowing clinicians to pick the devices that make the most sense depending on their given space. The AVANT A2D+ audiometer and REM Speech+ are the ideal systems for physical offices because they allow practitioners to conduct real ear measurements and audiometric testing in two separate rooms, creating a more efficient patient flow throughout the day.
Tips to Optimize Your Audiology Office Space
Tip #1: Use PC-Based Equipment
In any office space, especially mobile offices, desktop space is valuable. To keep your office’s appointments flowing efficiently, think about the layout of your office and where each portion of a patient’s appointment will take place.
Choosing computer-based instruments can help simplify this decision, allowing you to move and readjust equipment where needed until you’ve found a rhythm that works for your practice. Unlike manual audiometers, PC-based equipment also takes up significantly less space and can be hidden under tables or out of sight to enhance your office’s design aesthetic.
Tip #2: Hide Your Cords
With digital equipment comes cords and cables. You can easily secure all wires and cords under your tables or on the walls with basic cable organizers to keep your working space tidy. This also protects your costly equipment as it keeps it out of the way and from being accidentally damaged or mishandled.
You can even opt for wireless keyboards and mouses for your computers to create a more streamlined consultation or testing space.
Tip #3: Stay Organized
Organization is also important in keeping your hearing clinic design on track. Probe tubes, specula, tympanometer tips, and other small equipment accessories can be categorized with stackable desktop drawers or hidden in drawers with space organizers.
When tabletop storage becomes limited or unsightly, wall hooks can provide additional storage in areas otherwise unusable. For example, mount your probe mics on hooks to keep them untangled and always ready to go for the next patient.
Diagnostic Instruments That Support Your Hearing Clinic’s Design
MedRx computer-based equipment is small, offers flexible storage options, and is easy to set up without expert help. When choosing new audiometric equipment for your practice, size and convenience matter. We even offer live online training and technical support with every MedRx purchase.
MedRx equipment allows you the flexibility to create an organized, inviting office space. The computer-based equipment takes up little desk space and allows you the flexibility to do more with your office.
Whether you practice in an office or on the go, MedRx PC-powered equipment elevates your hearing clinic’s design with sleek, modern audiometric technology. Learn more about MedRx’s audiometric solutions by calling (888)392-1234