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Document ID (ISN)56036
CIS number 91-988
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meyer-Bisch C.
Title Automatic audiometry for preventive screening: The frequency scanning method (audioscan) - Comparison with conventional methods
Original title Audiométrie automatique de dépistage préventif: le balayage fréquentiel asservi (audioscan) - Comparaison avec les méthodes classiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 1990, No.139, Note No.1777-139-90, p.335-345. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Preventive screening for hearing loss is preferable to the conventional audiometric screening used primarily for the determination of compensation. With this in mind, a new method has been developed to increase the precision and sensitivity of audiometric examinations; the frequency scanning method (audioscan) performing basic pure tone threshold audiometry covering the full frequency spectrum. This innovative method compares well with the conventional method insofar as it is automated, more accurate, more sensitive and better suited to preventive screening.
Descriptors (primary) self-recording audiometry; noise; audiometric tests; audiology; hearing conservation; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; noise level; comparative study; description of technique; hearing threshold
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage