Efficient Hearing Screening in Noise-Exposed Listeners Using the Digit Triplet Test

@article{Jansen2013EfficientHS,
  title={Efficient Hearing Screening in Noise-Exposed Listeners Using the Digit Triplet Test},
  author={Sofie Jansen and Heleen Luts and Philippe H. Dejonckere and Astrid van Wieringen and Jan Wouters},
  journal={Ear and Hearing},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={773–778}
}
Objectives: Hearing screening in occupational medicine is generally based on pure-tone threshold audiometry. However, reliable and valid thresholds can only be obtained in a sound-proof room, using a high-quality, well-calibrated audiometer, and by a well-trained administrator. Thresholds also need to be determined for several audiometric frequencies. This makes the test time-consuming and expensive, which is not ideal for the screening of large populations. A Speech-In-Noise test (SPIN), by… 
The evaluation of internet-based speech-in-noise tests for noise-induced hearing loss screening
TLDR
The main objectives were to evaluate and improve the existing tests in order to obtain valid, reliable, and suitable hearing screening tests for NIHL, and to explore online test results, focusing on the effects of age, test-retest reliability, and type of test presentation.
Automated Screening for High-Frequency Hearing Loss
TLDR
The development and validation of two new speech-based hearing screening tests in English that focus on detecting hearing loss at frequencies above 2000 Hz provide a sensitive and accurate method for detecting high-frequency hearing loss.
Exploring the sensitivity of speech-in-noise tests for noise-induced hearing loss
TLDR
Using CVC words with the same vowel could not increase the sensitivity to detect isolated high-frequency hearing loss, and with LP-filtered noise, test sensitivity improved, but it did not surpass the original digit triplet test.
Language-Independent Hearing Screening Based on Masked Recognition of Ecological Sounds
TLDR
The SEC sound reception threshold was significantly associated with the averaged pure tone threshold, as well as with the speech reception threshold for the Digit Triplet Test, indicating that the SEC is susceptible to both audibility and signal-to-noise ratio loss.
Using the Digits-In-Noise Test to Estimate Age-Related Hearing Loss
TLDR
This study demonstrates that the DIN test has excellent test characteristics when screening for moderate hearing loss (or more) in an elderly population, and is less suited to screen for mild hearing loss.
School-Age Hearing Screening Based on Speech-in-Noise Perception Using the Digit Triplet Test
TLDR
The Digit Triplet test has been implemented as the new hearing screening methodology in the Flemish school-age hearing screening program and reference values for the DTT are provided, allowing accurate monitoring of hearing over time.
Accuracy of an internet-based speech-in-noise hearing screening test for high-frequency hearing loss: incorporating automatic conditional rescreening
TLDR
The OEC is an appropriate screening test for high-frequency hearing loss, especially for HFHL35, and normal-hearing workers who obtained a positive test result for the first test for one or two ears, benefit from having an automatic rescreen, resulting in an improvement of the test specificity, and hence prevent unnecessary referral.
Digit Triplet Test Hearing Screening With Broadband and Low-Pass Filtered Noise in a Middle-Aged Population
TLDR
The Flemish DTT with broadband noise had high sensitivity and specificity to detect high-frequency hearing impairment in middle age, and similar results were obtained for low-pass filtered noise when cutoff values for referral were age adjusted.
Efficient and sensitive hearing assessment based on speech perpeception
TLDR
This PhD project investigated how different types of speech and noise material may influence the SRT‐PTT relationship and may lead to new possibilities, new applications of a speech‐in‐noise test for efficient and sensitive hearing assessment.
Auditory Recognition of Digit-in-Noise under Unaided and Aided Conditions in Moderate and Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss
TLDR
Speech recognition in hearing-impaired patients can be realized by fitting hearing aids based on evidence-based fitting rationale rather than by measuring it using free-field audiometry measurement that is utilized in a routine clinic setup.
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 38 REFERENCES
Speech-in-noise screening tests by internet, Part 1: Test evaluation for noise-induced hearing loss identification
TLDR
The online screening tests in their current form are unsuitable to be used for early NIHL screening purposes and their potential to detect NIHL is investigated.
The French digit triplet test: A hearing screening tool for speech intelligibility in noise
TLDR
It can be concluded that both versions of the newly developed test have steep slopes and small SRT differences across normal-hearing listeners and proves to fulfill the need for an easily accessible and objective hearing screening.
The viability of speech-in-noise audiometric screening using domestic audio equipment
TLDR
The results indicate that variations in equipment have negligible effects on speech-in-noise audiometry, andVariations in equipment and environment present no significant obstacle to the development of a self-administered audiometric screening test based on speech in noise.
Development and validation of an automatic speech-in-noise screening test by telephone
TLDR
A new Dutch speech-in-noise test was developed, made fully automatic, controlled by a computer, and can be done by telephone, which measures the speech reception threshold using an adaptive procedure, and showed no significant influence of telephone type or listening environment.
Results From the Dutch Speech-in-Noise Screening Test by Telephone
TLDR
The high number of callers implies that the test is probably fulfilling the need for a functional hearing screening test and has enhanced public awareness about hearing loss.
Speech Reception Thresholds in Noise and Self-Reported Hearing Disability in a General Adult Population
TLDR
Screening for SNR loss with a speech-in-noise test performed by telephone is preferable to use of a short questionnaire, even when an age-specific scoring method is applied.
6000 Hz as an early indicator of noise-induced hearing loss.
TLDR
In a recent hearing survey, 76 physical plant employees of a major teaching hospital were evaluated audiologically in the speech and hearing clinic of the same hospital, and age corrections were made to all audiograms using the OSHA3 formula.
Reliability and validity of industrial audiometry: Implications for hearing conservation program design.
TLDR
Techniques borrowed from decision theory and signal detection theory were used to evaluate possible criteria for significant threshold shift and criteria based on pure‐tone averaging were superior to those based on a certain amount of threshold shift for any frequency tested.
LIST and LINT: Sentences and numbers for quantifying speech understanding in severely impaired listeners for Flanders and the Netherlands
TLDR
First data with cochlear implanted subjects show that both LIST and LINT are feasible and are capable of mapping a large range of hearing disabilities.
Development of the Hearing in Noise Test for the measurement of speech reception thresholds in quiet and in noise.
TLDR
The mean-squared level of each digitally recorded sentence was adjusted to equate intelligibility when presented in spectrally matched noise to normal-hearing listeners, and statistical reliability and efficiency suit it to practical applications in which measures of speech intelligibility are required.
...
1
2
3
4
...