II. Indication: Hearing Loss Screening

III. Exam

  1. See Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly
  2. Speech Recognition
    1. See Hearing Impairment Severity Scale
    2. Speech Reception Threshold (SRT)
      1. Decibel level at which 50% of words understood
    3. Speech Recognition Score (SRS)
      1. Percentage words understood at 40 db over SRT
  3. Whispered Voice Testing
    1. Typically limited to DOT Physical
    2. Patient occludes opposite ear
    3. Examiner whispers questions or commands
    4. Patient answers or follows commands
    5. Avoid testing with finger snapping or ticking watch
      1. Not accurate for Hearing Testing

IV. Evaluation

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Ontology: Hearing Tests (C0018786)

Definition (NCI) A graphic record of the softest sounds that a person can hear at various frequencies, used to measure hearing loss.
Definition (CSP) a general term for the measurement of hearing.
Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
MSH D006320
ICD9 95.42, 95.47
SnomedCT 34091002, 141914007, 148632000, 164745006, 398171003, 252575000, 32921008, 398280008
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Italian Audiogramma, Test dell'udito, Esami audiometrici
Dutch gehoortest, audiogram, Gehoortest, Gehoortests, Test, gehoor-
German Hoertest, Audiogramm, Hörprüfungen, Hörtests
Portuguese Prova de audição, Audiograma, Testes Auditivos
Spanish Prueba de audición, evaluación de la agudeza auditiva, examen de la audición (procedimiento), prueba clínica de la audición, examen de la audición, Tests Auditivos, audiograma (procedimiento), audiograma, evaluación de agudeza auditiva (procedimiento), evaluación de agudeza auditiva, examen audiológico (procedimiento), examen audiológico, prueba auditiva (procedimiento), prueba auditiva, Audiograma, Pruebas Auditivas
Japanese 聴力図, 聴覚検査, チョウカクケンサ, チョウリョクズ
Swedish Hörseltester
French Test d'audition, Tests de l'audition, Tests auditifs, Audiogramme
Czech sluchové testy, Test sluchu, Audiogram
Finnish Kuulokokeet
Polish Badanie słuchu, Testy słuchu, Próby słuchowe
Hungarian Audiogram, Hallás vizsgálat
Norwegian Hørselsprøver, Hørselstester