The three screening groups consisted of a physiologic hearing test using a tone-emitting otoscope (AudioScope, Welch Allyn; Skaneateles Falls, New York); a validated, self-administered hearing handicap questionnaire; and both screening tools used together.
We spread the equipment cost of $640.00, including one AudioScope ($450.00) and annual calibration of the AudioScope for 2 years ($85.00 per year), across the participants in the otoscope and dual screening groups.
Morgan Kjolerbakken and Vibeke Jahr, formerly at the University of Oslo, Norway, have been working on sonar technology when they came up with the idea for what they call a supermicrophone, now dubbed the AudioScope
Evaluation of the audioscope
in an industrial setting.
it is the 9-minute story of a Polish immigrant whose mundane job maintaining Winnipeg streetcar switches in the dead of night becomes a gorgeous study of contrasts in black and white, washed in an audioscope
of authentic street sounds.
To increase the frequency of primary care screening, programs explaining how to use the audioscope
and discussing how to quickly identify patients requiring referral with questionnaires are still needed.
This was the night before a benefit show for Shelter at Oxford's Zodiac, headlining the second Audioscope
festival and launching its accompanying compilation disc.
The Welch Allyn audioscope
and microtymp: their accuracy and that of pneumatic otoscopy, tympanometry and pure tone audiometry as predictors of otitis media with effusion.
Pure tone audiometry with the Welch Allyn audioscope
(Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY) is easily performed, 94% sensitive, and 72% specific.(237) Using an overall hearing loss prevalence in the elderly of 34%, we calculate a positive predictive value of 0.63 for this test.
"But the great hit of the programme will be audioscopes
- the new stereoscopic film entertainment in which people throw balls, push ladders and squirt soda right up to within an inch of your nose - or at any rate you think so."