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Optimization of automated hearing test algorithms: a comparison of data from simulations and young children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1916045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A five-up, five-down automated staircase procedure was used to explore the effects of variable starting and stopping rules as they interact with infant behavior in influencing the accuracy and efficiency of infant auditory threshold testing. Results from 146 infants were compared to results from computer simulations (see accompanying article) in order to evaluate an infant response model used in the simulations. Results indicate that the automated procedure successfully discriminated between infants with normal versus abnormal tympanograms. In addition, the model accurately predicted infant results in terms of the effects of starting and stopping rules. The model was less useful in predicting the relationship between minimum response levels and false positive rates.
R E Eilers; J E Widen; R Urbano; T Hudson; L Gonzales
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear and hearing     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0196-0202     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Hear     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-29     Completed Date:  1991-10-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005585     Medline TA:  Ear Hear     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-204     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology and Pediatrics, University of Miami, Florida.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Auditory Threshold*
Child, Preschool
Computer Simulation*
Hearing Tests / methods*
Models, Biological*
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