This is Alan your virtual audiologist. Ask me any question related to hearing.

Alan is taking a break. The OpenAI API was recently depreciated. Due to cost per prompt and the need to edit the code we put Alan temporarily on hold.

Alan the Virtual Audiologist

Welcome to Alan, the virtual audiologist. Ask any questions related to audiology and Alan will do his best to provide an answer.




Alan is a chatbot using the ChatGPT API to answer your questions. Alan is not intended to replace the services of a trained legal or health professional. The owner and contributors specifically disclaim any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of Alan. Have fun!

Alan was programmed by GPT4 using the following initial prompt (it was later refined to be implemented in WordPress)

Prompt: “Please provide the HTML code for a page that is similar to the GPT-4 UI. I should be able to enter prompts and get answers as well as the error messages from GPT4 or chatGPT 3.5. The chatbot should act as an audiologist. So all answers should be addressed according. Say that’s beyond my expertise for all questions not related to audiology and make necessary referrals to professionals when needed. The lastest openAI model is text-davinci-003 and the endpoint is https://api.openai.com/v1/completions. Do not specify the stop command in the api call. Use the follow api xx from OpenAI to deploy the model.

I would like to acknowlegde Adnan Boz who shared a prompt to let GPT4 program a chatbot. I had never used Java before, but with help of GPT4 I did ;-).

Jan-Willem Wasmann, April 13.

Further reading

Swanepoel, D. W., Manchaiah, V., & Wasmann, J.-W. A. (2023). The Rise of AI Chatbots in Hearing Health Care. The Hearing Journal, 76(04), 26. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.HJ.0000927336.03567.3e

Wasmann, J.-W.A. & Swanepoel, D. W. AI’s Latest Frontier part 2: AI chatbots and clinical audiology, https://computationalaudiology.com/ais-latest-frontier-part-2-ai-chatbots-and-clinical-audiology/

Prompt Engineering: Jan-Willem Wasmann & De Wet Swanepoel: AI’s Latest Frontier: Transforming Hearing Healthcare (Part 1), https://computationalaudiology.com/ais-latest-frontier-transforming-hearing-healthcare/