Screening for Hearing Loss and Middle-Ear Disorders in Children Using TEOAEs The purpose of this research was to obtain the sensitivity and specificity of transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) screening procedures compared with conventional audiometric pure-tone screening and tympanometry. Pass/refer values were obtained from a group of 297 ears of 152 preschool and school-aged children, 3 to 8 years of age. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 2000
Screening for Hearing Loss and Middle-Ear Disorders in Children Using TEOAEs
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Carmen L. Taylor, PhD
    The University of Alabama, Box 870242, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0242
  • Rebecca P. Brooks
    The University of Alabama, Box 870242, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0242
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Research Article   |   June 01, 2000
Screening for Hearing Loss and Middle-Ear Disorders in Children Using TEOAEs
American Journal of Audiology, June 2000, Vol. 9, 50-55. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2000/001)
History: Accepted July 20, 1999 , Received October 16, 1999
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2000, Vol. 9, 50-55. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2000/001)
History: Accepted July 20, 1999; Received October 16, 1999

The purpose of this research was to obtain the sensitivity and specificity of transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) screening procedures compared with conventional audiometric pure-tone screening and tympanometry.

Pass/refer values were obtained from a group of 297 ears of 152 preschool and school-aged children, 3 to 8 years of age. The sensitivity and specificity of the TEOAE screenings compared with the pure-tone screenings were 81% and 95%, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of TEOAE screenings compared with tympanometric screenings were 60% and 91%, respectively.

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