Founded to Solve a Need
Before AHead Simulations and CARL, simulation within hearing healthcare was a rarity.
AHead Simulations was founded solely for incorporating simulation educational technology within hearing healthcare to better education, training, and the client experience. Simulation is more than a manikin. It is a mindset that can better the industry as a whole.
To Advance Hearing Healthcare Through Simulation by Enabling Better Care, Better Products, and Better Experiences
Our team is united through a passion for innovation and building something new and incredible. Each member of our team is a trusted professional with a drive to create impactful change in hearing healthcare. We strive to be your trusted source of simulation technology while maintaining our small-team approachability and humility.
CARL came as a result of an engineering student project at Western University. Ever since the first prototypes were made and tested in 2015, CARL has continued to iterate, improve, and expand within the world of hearing healthcare.
CARL began as an engineering research project at Western University to provide better experiential training in the audiology program.
After positive impressions of the first prototype, the project was taken on as a master's thesis to properly develop and validate the technology.
CARL finished his first validation study with positive results and encouragement for more refinement.
CARL completed his second validation study finding students who used the simulator performed better in clinical scenarios.
Soon after, AHead Simulations was founded and feedback from the second study was incorporated into a production CARL to send out to test sites.
CARL was officially launched to international markets in January 2019.
By the end of CARL's first year, CARL attended international conferences, and 50 CARL units found homes in 7 different countries around the world.
After a turbulent beginning to 2020 and the worldwide health crisis, CARL has adapted to allow safe hands-on training while social distancing.
CARL is continuing to expand with new lesson plans, new features, new sites, and new ways of accessing CARL.
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