Hearing tester - mobile application for hearing loss screening
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GE Healthcare IT CoE
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AGH w Krakowie
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Maciej Klaczynski   

AGH w Krakowie
Online publish date: 2019-06-25
Publish date: 2019-06-25
Submission date: 2019-03-10
Acceptance date: 2019-06-13
 
Diagnostyka 2019;20(3):87–95
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The article presents results of the work on creation of an application for Android mobile devices to perform hearing screening using pure-tone air conduction audiometry. The application was created in accordance with the procedure defined in the ISO 8253-1: 2010 standard and is to serve the widest possible group of people in a domestic environment, using headphones included with mobile devices. The effectiveness of the application was verified by performing comparative hearing tests on a representative group of patients with different hearing status. Validation was performed using the Interacoustics AD629 clinical audiometer and procedures adopted in the standards. The results of the test comparison were satisfactory. The mean error of the hearing threshold tested using the mobile application, compared to the clinical audiometer was 5.2 dBHL. In addition, the hearing threshold curves for the mobile application are similar in shape to the hearing thresholds for the clinical audiometer and coincide with the auditory experiences of the patients.
 
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