US Market Report for Audiometers and Tympanometers 2017 - MedCore

US Market Report for Audiometers and Tympanometers 2017 - MedCore

  • November 2016 •
  • 53 pages •
  • Report ID: 4288748 •
  • Format: PDF
The market for audiometers includes the screening audiometers, diagnostic audiometers, industrial audiometers and tympanometers. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor that enforces standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA legal requirements drive the industrial audiometer market, as employers will hire an audiologist who has purchased an industrial audiometer. Limited market size and shifts in the U.S. manufacturing industry will, however, limit the growth of the industrial audiometer market.

Diagnostic audiometers are required for subjective hearing evaluation, and the increase in the demographic group needing hearing aids will cause greater demand for diagnostic audiometers. Limited market size and high cost of accessories will limit market growth. Government programs and private institutions require screening audiometers for their screening programs. The expansion of health care programs due to new legislation will help drive the sales of screening audiometers; however, the budget-conscious demographic will limit overall market growth. The tympanometer market will be driven by technological innovation and by being a required device for hearing evaluation standard of care; however, market saturation and the development of other objective tests will limit growth.

Audiometers are machines used for evaluating hearing loss. They are standard instruments in audiology centers and at ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinics. They consist of an embedded hardware unit connected to a pair of headphones and a feedback button, which is controlled by a computer. Conductive hearing mechanisms can be analyzed when audiometers are used in conjunction with born vibrators. The market for audiometers includes revenues from both the audiometer hardware and the accompanying software.