Intercontinental hearing assessment - a study in tele-audiology.

  title={Intercontinental hearing assessment - a study in tele-audiology.},
  author={De Wet Swanepoel and Dirk Koekemoer and Jackie L. Clark},
  journal={Journal of telemedicine and telecare},
  volume={16 5},
We evaluated the validity of remote pure tone audiometric testing conducted from North America on subjects in South Africa. Desktop-sharing computer software was used to control an audiometer in Pretoria from Dallas, and PC-based videoconferencing was employed for clinician and subject communication. Thirty adult subjects were assessed, and the pure tone audiometric thresholds (125-8000 Hz) obtained through conventional face-to-face and remote testing were compared. Face-to-face and remote… CONTINUE READING

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