Probe-tube microphone measures in hearing-impaired children and adults

Nancy L.Nelson Barlow, Martha C. Aualander, Diane Rines, Patricia G Stelmachowicz

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Abstract

This study was designed to investigate the reliability of real-ear measurements of sound pressure level (SPL) and to compare these values with two coupler measures of SPL. A commercially available probe tube microphone system was used to measure real ear SPL in both children and adults. Test-retest reliability decreased as a function of frequency for both groups and. in general, was slightly poorer for the children. For both groups, coupler to real ear differences were larger for the 2 cm3 coupler than for the reduced volume coupler; however, no significant differences were observed between groups. In addition, a measure of ear canal volume was not found to be a good predictor of coupler to real ear discrepancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalEar and hearing
Volume9
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Barlow, N. L. N., Aualander, M. C., Rines, D., & Stelmachowicz, P. G. (1988). Probe-tube microphone measures in hearing-impaired children and adults. Ear and hearing, 9(5), 243-247.

Probe-tube microphone measures in hearing-impaired children and adults. / Barlow, Nancy L.Nelson; Aualander, Martha C.; Rines, Diane; Stelmachowicz, Patricia G.

In: Ear and hearing, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.01.1988, p. 243-247.

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Barlow, NLN, Aualander, MC, Rines, D & Stelmachowicz, PG 1988, 'Probe-tube microphone measures in hearing-impaired children and adults', Ear and hearing, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 243-247.
Barlow NLN, Aualander MC, Rines D, Stelmachowicz PG. Probe-tube microphone measures in hearing-impaired children and adults. Ear and hearing. 1988 Jan 1;9(5):243-247.
Barlow, Nancy L.Nelson ; Aualander, Martha C. ; Rines, Diane ; Stelmachowicz, Patricia G. / Probe-tube microphone measures in hearing-impaired children and adults. In: Ear and hearing. 1988 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 243-247.
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