Hearing screening practices among a national sample of primary care pediatricians

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The objective of this study was to describe variations in hearing screening using a survey mailed to a national sample of primary care pediatricians prior to the 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) hearing screening guidelines. Of the 390 primary care respondents, only 303 (78%) performed audiometry, routinely beginning at age 3 (32%), 4 (44%), or 5 (17%); 81% defined abnormal audiometry primarily as failure to hear at a specified decibel level: 15 dB hearing level (HL) (<1%), 16 to 20 dB HL (10%), 21 to 25 dB HL (23%), 26 to 30 dB HL (44%), 31 to 40 dB HL (16%), and more than 40 dB HL (6%). This study serves as a baseline for comparison with postguideline practices. © 2006 Sage Publications.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 19380758
  • Author List

  • Wall TC; Senicz E; Hughes Evans H; Woolley A; Hardin JM
  • Start Page

  • 559
  • End Page

  • 566
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 6