Your key to developing high performing hearing healthcare professionals

Personalized and scalable hands-on learning with CARL

Through CARL, our simple, standardized, simulated patient, clinicians can gain hands-on practical clinical knowledge without the need for a patient or trainer.

Empower hearing healthcare practitioners to be the best they can be. Accelerate and supercharge your training and testing capabilities through the proven power of CARL.

Trusted by the industry's best

Hearing clinics

CARL has driven higher efficiency and better client outcomes at the world's leading hearing clinics.

higher education

CARL has trained 1000+ of the next generations of hearing healthcare clinicians.

hearing device manufacturers

CARL has contributed to the development, promotion, and training for more than 5 generations of hearing aids and equipment.

Teaching & Research Institution

CARL has streamlined our methods for teaching earmold impressions, probe mic measurements, hearing aid fittings, and other "on-ear" procedures.

Faculty support from the team at AHead Simulations includes a website with robust on-demand tools and real-time training personalized to our teaching needs. Our faculty highly recommend CARL products to anyone teaching future hearing healthcare providers.

Rebecca Krouse
Ozark Technical Community College

Multi-Location Hearing Clinic

The use of simulation in ongoing training of staff goes well beyond simply having an ear model. CARL is a combination of anatomically correct ears and head and torso that can be positioned just as a patient would be, allowing us to safely practice novel techniques in a way that eliminates the injury risk from practicing on patients or on each other. This allows an expert clinician to disseminate his or her knowledge to junior staff. This in turn gives the junior staff greater confidence, and gives the senior clinician greater bandwidth.

Brian Fligor
Audiologist & Owner, Tobias & Battite

Teaching & Research Institution
From hands-on learning labs to capstone projects to enhanced clinical skills, we use our CARL every semester in so many different ways. With CARL we practice: earmold impressions, earmold insertion/removal, cerumen management, transducer placement, hearing aid verification, otoscopy, RECD, SREM, pediatric fittings, and so much more. Every year we come up with more reasons to use CARL. He’s part of our Program Family!

Lauren Felton
Washington University of St. Louis

Multi-location Hearing Clinic

I came to rely on the use of CARL as an integral part of onboarding.

Within a single session, it allowed the rapid evaluation of proficiency and comfort with verification and allowed me to determine if additional training was needed or coaching on the value and importance of its routine use.

Andreas Seelisch
Director of Audiology, Hearing Solutions

Teaching & Research Institution

Overall, having access to a set of CARL Simulators has allowed me to overhaul my teaching, for the better. I am able to do a better job, more consistently, and set up experiential learning activities that have high face validity and that can be expected to transfer to clinical practice. At this point, I can safely say that I wouldn't teach without CARL. He is a game changer.

Susan Scollie
Director, National Centre for Audiology

Teaching & Research Institution

CARL is very useful for our audiology students because it allows them to practice real-ear measurements, ear impressions and cerumen extraction independently and safely. We also use CARL during practical exams, which provides a standardized testing condition for all our students.

CARL is a very valuable addition to our lab!

Mathieu Hotton
Laval University

I have been very impressed with the AHead team. If we have any questions or concerns, they get back to us immediately and talk us through what needs to be done. 

These CARLs have helped us provide hands-on instruction and practice for our students, who have, in turn, reported feeling more confidence as they transition to working with patients. Implementing these simulation capabilities has really been a win-win situation for our program.

Cindy Richburg
Wichita State University
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