Automated hearing screening for children: A pilot study in China

Chi Shan KAM, Han GAO, Lawrence Kwok Chang LI, Hailian ZHAO, Shuqi QIU, Michael Chi Fai TONG

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Abstract

Objective: To establish the reliability and validity of an automated hearing screening test system for children. Design: Cross-sectional within a comparative study of subjects. Study sample: Subjects were 325 first-grade and second-grade children (6–10 years old) from primary schools in Shenzhen, China. Results: Using the conventional pure-tone screening test with the pass/refer criterion set as 25 dB HL, as the ʽgold standard”, the sensitivity and specificity of the automated hearing screening test was 0.63 and 0.82, respectively. No specific pattern in the failure rates was observed to relate to the students’ grade. There was no statistically significant age effect or gender effect. Conclusions: The results suggest that with further improvement in terms of its sensitivity and specificity, it may be feasible to use the automated hearing screening test system to conduct routine school hearing screenings. Copyright © 2013 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855-860
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Volume52
Issue number12
Early online dateSep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Citation

Kam, A. C. S., Gao, H., Li, L. K. C., Zhao, H., Qiu, S., & Tong, M. C. F. (2013). Automated hearing screening for children: A pilot study in china. International Journal of Audiology, 52(12), 855-860. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2013.832419

Keywords

  • Automated
  • Hearing screening
  • Children

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