Hoya‘s Pentax Medical said today it inked a licensing agreement with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to incorporate a tool it designed to help assess voice problems into a software modules used in Pentax’s voice and speech assessment products.
The Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice tool was developed by the ASHA to “provide a standardized protocol and assessment form for speech-language pathologists to describe and document clinical auditory-perceptual assessments of voice quality,” according to a press release.
The iCAPE-V tool will be integrated into a new software module from Pentax of the same name. The new tool will be loaded into the company’s Visi-Pitch and Computerized Speech Lab.
“Pentax Medical is dedicated to working with ASHA and the speech-language pathologist, voice scientist, and logopedist communities to develop products that further the field and help the patient population. We are extremely excited to have partnered with ASHA to develop a meaningful advancement to the industry,” Pentax Medical global management VP Jim Cavanaugh said in a press release.
Last month, Pentax said it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its DEC duodenoscope featuring a disposable elevator cup.