High frequency pure tone audiometry (8-16kHz) in children: A normative study

Beahan, N., Kei, J., Driscoll, C., Forde, R., Le Dilly, M. and Charles, B. (2009) High frequency pure tone audiometry (8-16kHz) in children: A normative study. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 31 1: 33-44.

Author Beahan, N.
Kei, J.
Driscoll, C.
Forde, R.
Le Dilly, M.
Charles, B.
Title High frequency pure tone audiometry (8-16kHz) in children: A normative study
Journal name The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-4873
Publication date 2009-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 44
Total pages 12
Editor Teresa Ching
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld, Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Language eng
Subject C1
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
920501 Child Health
111704 Community Child Health
111708 Health and Community Services
Formatted abstract
Establishing normative high frequency pure tone audiometry (HFPTA) threshold data would assist in monitoring ototoxicity in the paediatric oncology population. The present study aimed to acquire HFPTA (8-16 kHz) data from normally hearing children in a common clinical setting. Participants were 129 normally hearing children (63 males and 66 females), aged between 4 and 13 years (mean = 8.4 years; SD = 2.2 years). HFPTA thresholds at 8, 9, 10, 11.2, 12.5, 14, and 16 kHz were measured using an Interacoustics AC40 audiometer with Koss R/80 high frequency headphones. The results from the normative HFPTA data showed that the mean threshold and standard deviation values increased with frequency. A significant age effect was found with the youngest age group showing poorer HFPTA thresholds than their older counterparts. This indicates that children aged 4 to 6 years require a separate set of norms from children aged 7 years and older.
Keyword Children
High frequency
Normative Data
Pure tone audiometry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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