Accuracy of the Welch Allyn AudioScope and traditional hearing screening for children with known hearing loss

Jeffrey Gershel, Barbara Kruger, Diane Giraudi-Perry, Janie Chobot, Maris D. Rosenberg, Iva M. Shapiro, Angela Diano, Jacqueline Kopet, Steven Shelov

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The Welch Allyn AudioScope is a new screening instrument that allows both audiometric testing at 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz at 25 dB hearing level and otoscopic examination. Sixty-eight patients between 3 and 9 years of age with normal hearing or a variety of hearing losses comprised the study population. Immediately after receiving an audiologic evaluation the subjects were screened with a traditional screening audiometer and two examinations with the AudioScope, performed in a clinic examining room by pediatricians and nurse practitioners unaware of the children's hearing status. The AudioScope was as accurate as traditional hearing screening in identifying children with normal hearing and those with hearing loss. Log-linear modeling demonstrated that the results of AudioScope testing were similar to those of traditional hearing screening. However, the false positive rate was higher at 500 Hz for the first AudioScope examination, suggesting the need for two AudioScope tests. The AudioScope was quick and easy to use, nonthreatening to the subjects, less expensive than a pure-tone screening audiometer, and does not require a sound-treated room.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Volume106
Issue number1
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StatePublished - 1985

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Accuracy of the Welch Allyn AudioScope and traditional hearing screening for children with known hearing loss. / Gershel, Jeffrey; Kruger, Barbara; Giraudi-Perry, Diane; Chobot, Janie; Rosenberg, Maris D.; Shapiro, Iva M.; Diano, Angela; Kopet, Jacqueline; Shelov, Steven.

In: The Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 106, No. 1, 1985, p. 15-20.

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Gershel, J, Kruger, B, Giraudi-Perry, D, Chobot, J, Rosenberg, MD, Shapiro, IM, Diano, A, Kopet, J & Shelov, S 1985, 'Accuracy of the Welch Allyn AudioScope and traditional hearing screening for children with known hearing loss', The Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 15-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3476(85)80457-1
Gershel, Jeffrey ; Kruger, Barbara ; Giraudi-Perry, Diane ; Chobot, Janie ; Rosenberg, Maris D. ; Shapiro, Iva M. ; Diano, Angela ; Kopet, Jacqueline ; Shelov, Steven. / Accuracy of the Welch Allyn AudioScope and traditional hearing screening for children with known hearing loss. In: The Journal of Pediatrics. 1985 ; Vol. 106, No. 1. pp. 15-20.
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