Concept

Otis – the virtual patient presents a completely new approach to running training courses for audiologists.

During the actual audiometry course, the instructors focus on teaching the theory and providing the participants with an introduction to using the program Otis. After the course, the participants have the opportunity to deepen the theoretical competence they have acquired autonomously either on a distance learning course or in a suitably equipped skills lab and apply them with Otis – the virtual patient.

At the same time, exercises and analysis data are exchanged over the Internet so that each learner may be individually supervised and supported by the trainers.

These courses can finish with a test which the participants can take using a PC not tied to any particular location.

Experts report
"Dear Mr. Wille,
this summer I read your book on audiometry. To my opinion it is perfect! Especially Chapter 7.2 is very close to my experience! So I congratulate you with this thoughtful book.

Kindest regards!" 

Dr. Alexander Gunenkov
National Medical Academy of postgraduate education Moscow, Russia
"Our students have found Otis the virtual patient to be very useful in attaining the technical skills for testing. The case bank is particularly helpful in preparing students for a variety of hearing loss configurations prior to their first clinical encounters with clients." 
Yee-Foong Stone, BA

Otis training approach