Dating back to the 1950's, Natus has always been an innovative player in the hearing and balance diagnostics industry delivering many industry-firsts
Natus' history dates back to the 1950s. Since then, we have been an innovative player in the hearing and balance diagnostics industry delivering many industry-firsts:
- First electroacoustic “impedance bridge”
- First commercially available EP instrument
- First air caloric irrigator
- First computer-compatible audiometer
- First REM system
- First computer-based system for electronystagmography (ENG)
- First integrated fitting system with audiometry, REM and HIT
- First cross-over clinical audiometer
The Danish parliament rules that hearing examinations and hearing aids are free-of-charge.
Electronics engineer Poul Madsen leaves Bang & Olufsen to design and produce audiometers in Odense, Denmark.
Poul Madsen establishes Madsen Electronics.
The world’s first impedance bridge becomes a reality – a forerunner to today's middle-ear analyzers.
In Germany, G. Hortmann builds groundbreaking vestibular unit to record eye movements.
Danplex (formerly Kamplex/Amplex) founded; produces portable audiometers.
Electronics and microprocessors usher in a paradigm shift in audiology.
Boem and Simonson acquire ENG technology and found ICS Medical.
Madsen Electronics applies microprocessor-based technology to clinical audiometers.
GND ReSound Corp. merge to form GN ReSound, the world's largest manufacturer of audiological equipment.
Madsen transfers first audiogram from audiometer to PC.
|2001||Madsen and Danplex integrate within the GN Group. Acquisition of Hortmann in Germany and ICS Medical in the USA. GN Otometrics founded on January 1, 2001.|
|2017||Natus Medical Incorporated acquires Otometrics from GN Group.|
|2019||Otometrics changes its name to Natus Medical Incorporated.|