audioscope

audioscope

(od′ē-ō-skōp″) [ audi- + -scope]
A device to test hearing, esp. in the 500 to 4000 Hz range (the range of human speech). It combines an otoscope (for identifying cerumen impaction or abnormalities that may cause conductive hearing loss) with an audiometer (set at 40 dB) to assess the ability to hear particular tones.

Patient care

Hearing loss occurs in about 25% to 40% of all people older than 65. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends audioscopic screening of all older adults for hearing loss. Patients whose hearing loss is demonstrated by screening should be referred for formal audiological testing.

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Reference threshold sound pressure levels for the Welch Allyn audioscope.
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.
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.
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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.
K-tel International's music division houses numerous labels in addition to the K-tel imprint, including: Kid-tel (children's), AudioScope (audio books), Chuckle (comedy), ColdFront (urban/dance), Era (classic reissues), Nouveau (contemporary storytelling group Celestial Navigations and Captain & Tennille), Arrival (Christian), Dominion (original artists' rerecords) and others.
Pure tone audiometry with the Welch Allyn audioscope (Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY) is easily performed, 94% sensitive, and 72% specific.