Accuracy of Mobile-Based Audiometry in the Evaluation of Hearing Loss in Quiet and Noisy Environments

Saliba J, Al-Reefi M, Carriere JS, Varma N, Provencal C, Rappaport JM.
J. of Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg. 2016 Dec 1, DOI: 10.1177/0194599816683663 PMID:28025906

SHOEBOX Audiometry and a consumer app were compared to conventional audiometry in quiet, and 50 dB of noise in adults. Sensitivity and specificity were 100% and 95.9%, respectively, for identifying moderate hearing loss (40 dB PTA) in quiet. Compared to conventional audiometry 95.8% of thresholds in quiet and 91.3% of threshold in noise were within 10 dB.

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Accuracy of a Tablet Audiometer for Measuring Behavioural Hearing Thresholds in a Clinical Population.

Thompson GP, Sladen DP, Borst BJ, Still OL.
J of Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov;153(5):838-42. DOI: 10.1177/0194599815593737 PMID: 26183518.

SHOEBOX Audiometry administered in a quiet clinic room was compared to the results of conventional audiometry in a sound-treated room. Frequencies included 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz and 4000 Hz. A total of 95% of thresholds were within 10 dB of conventional audiometry. Sensitivity and specificity were 90% and 89%, respectively.

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The new age of play audiometry: prospective validation testing of an iPad-based play audiometer

Yeung J, Javidnia H, Heley S, Beauregard Y, Champagne S, Bromwich M.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar 11;42:21. DOI: 10.1186/1916-0216-42-21 PMID: 23663317

SHOEBOX Audiometry was validated against traditional play audiometry in 70 children and youth between the ages of 3 and 13 years. SHOEBOX Audiometry was found to have a sensitivity of 93.3%, specificity of 94.5%, a positive predictive value of 82.3% and negative predictive value of 98.1%.

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