Reliability of Hearing Thresholds: Computer-Automated Testing with ER-4B Canal Phone EarphonesBy Henry, James A., PhD; Flick, Christopher L.; Gilbert, Alison; Ellingson, Roger M.; Fausti, Stephen A., PhD; Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 567-581
Publication Date: September/October 2001
Article discussing a study conducted to document test-retest reliability of hearing thresholds using a computer-automated tinnitus matching technique and Etymotic ER-4B Canal Phone insert earphones. The research involved measuring the threshold within and between sessions, and testing to evaluate the potential effect of eartip removal and reinsertion. Twenty participants with normal hearing were evaluated in the study over two testing sessions. Results indicated the reliability of between-session and within-session thresholds were good, and there was no effect of eartip removal and replacement.
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