Are You Keeping CARL Clean During COVID-19?

Simulators are more important than ever within professional audiology training programs. Our CARLs are allowing many of the top audiology schools in the world to stay on track and offer in-person practical training during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many schools have gone fully virtual or have been forced to forgo social distancing recommendations by continuing in-person labs to practice techniques on fellow students, some programs are equipped with simulation technology such as CARL to continue their program uninterrupted with a ‘new normal’.


CARL simulators are a welcomed alternative to using fellow students as ‘the head’ to practice hands-on techniques. This allows students to maintain social distancing protocols by practicing on a CARL simulator to ensure the utmost safety to all faculty and students. Therefore, keeping CARL clean and sanitized should be your number one priority for safety in your classroom or simulation lab.


To Sanitize Your CARL:

It’s as simple as using sanitizer wipes or isopropyl alcohol on all surfaces of CARL and letting it sit for at least 10 minutes before use to ensure CARL is safe for another use. All components of CARL can be sanitized including:

  • CARL’s head

  • Ear Anatomies

  • Camera (Only use sanitizer wipes to ensure internal electrical portions do not get wet - there are no bare wiring visible on the camera module but just ensure you are careful when cleaning the module)

  • Travel case


Finally, ensure that you follow your organization’s recommendations and guidelines for sanitization and cleaning as well. Our CARL simulators will stand up to constant use of isopropyl alcohol cleaning with no negative impact on the CARL head or ears.


If you have any questions about how to clean and sanitize your CARL simulator, feel free to send us a message and we’d be happy to help!


If you’re interested in learning more about CARL simulators for your hearing sciences program, please contact sales@aheadsimuations.com to learn more!


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