Accession Number : AD0700740

Title :   ACCOMPLISHING THE PURE-TONE AUDIOGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Bragg,Vernon C.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Most of the audiograms accomplished within and without the Armed Services are carried out by relatively untrained technicians. In many cases, no standard technic is followed, and conditions necessary for obtaining reliable test results are not met. The present paper outlines the general rules of good test procedure and presents a simplified step-by-step method for threshold determination. The technic is easily learned and provides reliable results in uncomplicated cases. The author suggests that bone conduction, masking, and more advanced audiometric tests should be conducted only by highly trained personnel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, AUDIOMETRY), (*AUDIOMETRY, EFFECTIVENESS), HEARING, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), AUDITORY ACUITY, MASKING, MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE