Equipment for Early Detection of Hearing Health Developed by InventHelp Inventor (LAX-827)

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“Nowadays, the earliest diagnosis for deafness is targeted to newborns,” said an inventor from Los Angeles, Calif. “Although, this method of diagnosis implies some difficulties. The website of the American Academy of Otolaryngology states that in 2015 there were 1 million of children that couldn`t have access to the Neonatal Screening. Besides, this screening cannot detect cases with auditory neuropathy that can represent 11% of the total cases of deafness reported in scientific literature. In this situation, the method and device for Prenatal Deafness Detection, the LI 40, offers a much more practical and accurate solution, since it uses the existing infrastructures to provide a universal health service to the population.”

He developed the patent-pending LI 40 to detect deafness in unborn children. It transforms any ultrasound equipment into a prenatal deafness detection device. The device helps learn about fetus’ auditive health during ultra-sound exploration. It is designed to be simpler and cheaper than the conventional testing methods. Also, it is designed to allow cheaper and more efficient deafness detection and treatment campaigns. The system obtains heart rate frequency modification of the fetus and cochleopalpebral reflex. Additionally, it involves a new segment of professionals in hearing health: radiologists, obstetricians, ultrasound specialists, etc. It transforms any ultrasound device into a prenatal detection device. This invention will generate health campaigns that will improve significantly the hearing health of the global population.

The original design was submitted to the Los Angeles office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-LAX-827, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at –

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