How accurate are bedside hearing tests?

D. F. Boatman, Diana L Miglioretti, C. Eberwein, M. Alidoost, S. G. Reich

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Abstract

The accuracy of five bedside hearing tests was evaluated in 107 consecutive adults, using pure-tone audiometry as the standard reference. Bedside tests had poor sensitivity (≤0.60), relatively good specificity (≥0.74), and variable positive predictive value (0.24 to 1.0) for detecting hearing loss. Sensitivity improved when bedside tests were combined with case history. The diagnostic utility of bedside tests routinely administered by neurologists to detect hearing loss in adults requires further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1311-1314
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume68
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Boatman, D. F., Miglioretti, D. L., Eberwein, C., Alidoost, M., & Reich, S. G. (2007). How accurate are bedside hearing tests? Neurology, 68(16), 1311-1314. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000259524.08148.16

How accurate are bedside hearing tests? / Boatman, D. F.; Miglioretti, Diana L; Eberwein, C.; Alidoost, M.; Reich, S. G.

In: Neurology, Vol. 68, No. 16, 04.2007, p. 1311-1314.

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Boatman, DF, Miglioretti, DL, Eberwein, C, Alidoost, M & Reich, SG 2007, 'How accurate are bedside hearing tests?', Neurology, vol. 68, no. 16, pp. 1311-1314. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000259524.08148.16
Boatman DF, Miglioretti DL, Eberwein C, Alidoost M, Reich SG. How accurate are bedside hearing tests? Neurology. 2007 Apr;68(16):1311-1314. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000259524.08148.16
Boatman, D. F. ; Miglioretti, Diana L ; Eberwein, C. ; Alidoost, M. ; Reich, S. G. / How accurate are bedside hearing tests?. In: Neurology. 2007 ; Vol. 68, No. 16. pp. 1311-1314.
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