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Permanent hearing loss is a leading global health care burden, with 1 in 10 people affected to a mild or greater degree. A shortage of trained healthcare professionals and associated infrastructure and resource limitations mean that hearing health services are unavailable to the majority of the world population. Utilizing information and communication(More)
The use of interval probability theory (IPT) for uncertain inference is demonstrated. The general inference rule adopted is the theorem of total probability. This enables information on the relevance of the elements of the power set of evidence to be combined with the measures of the support for and dependence between each item of evidence. The approach(More)
Abstract Hearing loss is a pervasive global healthcare concern with an estimated 10% of the global population affected to a mild or greater degree. In the absence of appropriate diagnosis and intervention it can become a lifelong disability with serious consequences on the quality of life and societal integration and participation of the affected persons.(More)
OBJECTIVE Accessibility of audiometry is hindered by the cost of sound booths and shortage of hearing health personnel. This study investigated the validity of an automated mobile diagnostic audiometer with increased attenuation and real-time noise monitoring for clinical testing outside a sound booth. DESIGN Attenuation characteristics and reference(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine (i) noise exposure levels of spectators at a FIFA 2010 designated training stadium during a premier soccer league match; and (ii) changes in auditory functioning after the match. METHODS This was a one-group pretest-post-test design of football spectators attending a premier soccer league match at a designated FIFA 2010 training(More)