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RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 673-676


Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group

Maryiam Asghar, Muhammad Umar Aasim, Muhammad Ali, Ghulam Fareed, Manzoor Ahmed, Fasih Hashmi.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the accuracy of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry in terms of hearing assessment of normal hearing group.

Methodology: This observational trial was conducted at Department of ENT, Combined Military Hospital, Kharian, over six months from January 1, to June 30, 2018. One hundred patients 18-65 year of age and of either gender with normal hearing and no ear pathology were enrolled for this study. Air conduction hearing thresholds of both ears at frequencies 250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, 4000Hz, and 8000Hz were measured with “cello audiometer by Inventis®” and android hearing application “e-audiologica.pl” in all patients.

Results: There were 84(84%) males and 16(16 %) females among a total of 100 patients. 18 year to 65 year was age range having mean age of 30.5± 9.1 year. At frequencies 250Hz, 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz, 4000Hz, e-audiologica.pl android application gave higher readings as compared to audiometry while at 8000 Hz it gave low readings.

Conclusion: e-audiologica.pl android hearing application is an excellent tool for screening of hearing loss in areas where there is lack of standard equipment and trained staff. However, it cannot be used as a diagnostic tool.

Key words: e-audiologica android hearing application, pure tone audiometry, hearing assessment, hearing threshold, hearing loss.


 
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Asghar M, Aasim MU, Ali M, Fareed G, Ahmed M, Hashmi F. Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 673-676.


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Asghar M, Aasim MU, Ali M, Fareed G, Ahmed M, Hashmi F. Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=97071 [Access: September 02, 2020].


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Asghar M, Aasim MU, Ali M, Fareed G, Ahmed M, Hashmi F. Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. RMJ. 2020; 45(3): 673-676.



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Asghar M, Aasim MU, Ali M, Fareed G, Ahmed M, Hashmi F. Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. RMJ. (2020), [cited September 02, 2020]; 45(3): 673-676.



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Asghar, M., Aasim, . M. U., Ali, . M., Fareed, . G., Ahmed, . M. & Hashmi, . F. (2020) Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. RMJ, 45 (3), 673-676.



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Asghar, Maryiam, Muhammad Umar Aasim, Muhammad Ali, Ghulam Fareed, Manzoor Ahmed, and Fasih Hashmi. 2020. Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 673-676.



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Asghar, Maryiam, Muhammad Umar Aasim, Muhammad Ali, Ghulam Fareed, Manzoor Ahmed, and Fasih Hashmi. "Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 673-676.



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Asghar, Maryiam, Muhammad Umar Aasim, Muhammad Ali, Ghulam Fareed, Manzoor Ahmed, and Fasih Hashmi. "Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group." Rawal Medical Journal 45.3 (2020), 673-676. Print.



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Asghar, M., Aasim, . M. U., Ali, . M., Fareed, . G., Ahmed, . M. & Hashmi, . F. (2020) Comparison of e-audiologica.pl android hearing application with pure tone audiometry for hearing assessment in normal hearing group. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (3), 673-676.








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