Distributions of pure-tone hearing threshold levels among adolescents and adults in the United States by gender, ethnicity, and age: Results from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

@article{Flamme2011DistributionsOP,
  title={Distributions of pure-tone hearing threshold levels among adolescents and adults in the United States by gender, ethnicity, and age: Results from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey},
  author={Gregory A Flamme and Kristy K Deiters and Timothy Needham},
  journal={International Journal of Audiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={50},
  pages={S11 - S20}
}
Abstract Cumulative distributions of audiometric pure-tone thresholds for a non-occupationally noise-exposed population vary with demographic characteristics (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age), tested ear, and stimulus frequency. However, commonly-used audiometric databases either do not take these differences into account, or account for them using data not easily generalized to the US population. The objective of this study was to obtain distributions that are generalizable to the US population… 
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