Does Anyone Certify the
People Certifying Your Audiometric Calibration or Repair?
Unfortunately, as a professional concerned about the diagnostic accuracy of your
audiometric tests, you have no choice but to trust the person repairing or
calibrating your equipment actually understands what they are doing. Every
company providing repair service and calibrations states they calibrate to
American National Standard Institute (ANSI) standards. The question is "Do
they really"? "How do you know"? Can you look at an audiometric instrument and
tell that the calibration is accurate? Do you merely obtain a lot of check marks
on your calibration certificate rather than actual test values? Were the
measurements in fact taken and analyzed with the proper, calibrated test
equipment? What is your assurance that the technician was knowledgeable,
experienced and familiar with the appropriate ANSI standard for your equipment?
How can you tell? … By looking for this label:
The National Association of Special Equipment Distributors
(NASED) is a trade association made up of
audiometric distributors across the nation. NASED members make a commitment to
the highest standards of technical training, professionalism, test equipment and
quality. NASED certified audiometric technicians must pass a rigorous test
demonstrating thorough knowledge of test equipment, ANSI standards and
calibration procedures. The NASED gold seal on your calibration
certificate is your assurance that the work was preformed by a trained and
qualified technician with the appropriate, calibrated test equipment.
Look for the NASED gold seal on your calibration certificates. It's your
minimum level of assurance that you are receiving full value for the money you
are spending and the security in knowing it was done properly.
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