Flute is a diagnostic middle ear analyzer, capable of performing incredibly fast and reliable automatic sequences of tympanometry and reflex threshold tests, as well as manual reflex and reflex decay tests, ETF test, and high frequency tympanometry.
Great versatility, a user-friendly interface, advanced features and small size make Flute the ideal choice for a wide range of users, from hearing aid dispensers to clinics and hospitals.
Flute is available in three models: Basic, Plus and HF. The following table is an overview of the tests available on each version.
|Automatic acoustic reflex thresholds||✓||✓||✓|
|Reflex test with fixed intensity||✓||✓||✓|
|Reflex test with increasing intensity||✓||✓||✓|
|Manual acustic reflex||-||✓||-|
|Quick tests (tymp. + reflex sequence)||✓||✓||✓|
|Acustic reflex decay||-||✓||-|
|Manual pump control||-||✓||-|
|Eustachian Tube Function (intact TM)||-||✓||✓|
|Eustachian Tube Function (perforated TM)||-||-||✓|
Speed up your middle-ear tests with the two available automatic exam sequences combined with special “fast” algorithms, all accurately developed to shorten the time needed for tympanometry and acoustic reflex assessments.
Flute features an innovative pump technology for continuous air flow and a finely-designed probe. All combined to fit into an incredibly lightweight (just 2 kg) case.
Flute features an extremely light, small and sturdy metal probe, which can be very rapidly disassembled and cleaned. The probe is connected to the small Control Box, through which you can select the ear and start the exam.
Simply connect Flute to a USB port on your computer (no driver needed), and you can transfer exam results into your Maestro or Noah database. And with the live view feature, you can have a wide view of the examination in progress on the computer display.
|Probe tone||226 Hz at 85 dB SPL
1000 Hz at 75 dB SPL only HF model and available through optional activation license for Flute Plus
|Compl. range||0.2 to 8.0 ml|
|Pressure range||From -600 to +400 daPa|
|Man. pump contr.||In tympanometry and reflex test (only plus model)|
|Type of test||automatic tympanometry
manual tympanometry (plus model)
|Press. change||50, 100, 200, 300 daPa/sec, AUTO|
|Stimulation||Ipsi and Contralateral|
|Available tests||Autothreshold, Fixed intensity, Growing intensity
Only in Plus model: Manual test, Reflex decay
|Stimuli||250 (contra), 500, 1k, 2k, 4k Hz
only plus: 3k, 6k, 8k (c) hz, lpn, hpn, bbn, no stim.
|Maximum int||110 dB HL (ipsi); 120 dB HL (contra)|
|Stim. duration||From 0.5 to 2.5 sec (selectable)
Reflex decay: 10 or 20 sec
|Automatic tests||Quick A and B (seq. of tympan. and reflex)|
|ETF test||intact eardrums (plus and hf models)
perforated eardrums (only hf model)
|Memory||1 tympan. + 8 reflex + 4 decay record. per ear|
|Display type||Color graphical|
|Display size / res||4.3”, 480 x 272|
|Printer||Built-in thermal printer (optional)|
|PC interface||USB (driverless)|
|Compatible soft||Inventis Maestro or Noah with dedicated module|
|Dimensions||32 x 32 x 9 cm - 12.6 x 12.6 x 3.5 in|
|Weight||2.0 Kg / 4.4 lbs|
|Standards||Tympan.: EN 60645-5 / ANSI S3.39, Type 2
Safety: EN 60601-1
EMC: EN 60601-1-2
|Classification||Class IIa (MDD 93/42)|