Clinical validity of hearScreen™ smartphone hearing screening for school children

Show simple item record Mahomed-Asmail, Faheema Swanepoel, De Wet Eikelboom, Robert H. Myburgh, Hermanus Carel Hall, James W. (James Wilbur), 1948- 2015-11-11T05:40:07Z 2016-01
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES : The study aimed to determine the validity of a smartphone hearing screening technology (hearScreen™) compared with conventional screening audiometry in terms of (1) sensitivity and specificity, (2) referral rate, and (3) test time. DESIGN : One thousand and seventy school-age children in grades 1 to 3 (8 ± 1.1 average years) were recruited from five public schools. Children were screened twice, once using conventional audiometry and once with the smartphone hearing screening. Screening was conducted in a counterbalanced sequence, alternating initial screen between conventional or smartphone hearing screening. RESULTS : No statistically significant difference in performance between techniques was noted, with smartphone screening demonstrating equivalent sensitivity (75.0%) and specificity (98.5%) to conventional screening audiometry. While referral rates were lower with the smartphone screening (3.2 vs. 4.6%), it was not significantly different (p > 0.05). Smartphone screening (hearScreen™) was 12.3% faster than conventional screening. CONCLUSION : Smartphone hearing screening using the hearScreen™ application is accurate and time efficient. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-09-30
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (NRF). en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mahomed-Asmail, F, Swanepoel, DW, Eikelboom, RH, Myburgh, HC & Hall, JW 2016, 'Clinical validity of hearScreen™ smartphone hearing screening for school children', Ear and Hearing, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. e11-e17. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0196-0202 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1538-4667 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000223
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Ear and Hearing, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. e11-e17, 2016. doi : 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000223. en_ZA
dc.subject Clinical validity en_ZA
dc.subject Smartphone hearing screening en_ZA
dc.subject School children en_ZA
dc.subject HearScreen™ en_ZA
dc.title Clinical validity of hearScreen™ smartphone hearing screening for school children en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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