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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloDevelopment of a Test of Suprathreshold Acuity in Noise in Brazilian Portuguese: a New Method for Hearing Screening and Surveillance
Anno di pubblicazione2014
Autore/iVaez N., Desgualdo-Pereira L., Paglialonga A.
Affiliazioni autoriNara Vaez, Liliane Desgualdo-Pereira: Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Rua Botucatu 802, São Paulo, Brazil. Alessia Paglialonga: CNR National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering IEIIT, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milano, Italy
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  • inglese
AbstractThis paper describes the development of a speech-in-noise test for hearing screening and surveillance in Brazilian Portuguese based on the evaluation of suprathreshold acuity performances. The SUN test (Speech Understanding in Noise) consists of a list of intervocalic consonants in noise presented in a multiple-choice paradigm by means of a touch screen. The test provides one out of three possible results: "a hearing check is recommended" (red light), "a hearing check would be advisable" (yellow light), and "no hearing difficulties" (green light) (Paglialonga et al., Comput. Biol. Med. 2014). This novel test was developed in a population of 30 normal hearing young adults and 101 adults with varying degrees of hearing impairment and handicap, including normal hearing. The test had 84% sensitivity and 76% specificity compared to conventional pure-tone screening and 83% sensitivity and 86% specificity to detect disabling hearing impairment. The test outcomes were in line with the degree of self-perceived hearing handicap. The results found here paralleled those reported in the literature for the SUN test and for conventional speech-in-noise measures. This study showed that the proposed test might be a viable method to identify individuals with hearing problems to be referred to further audiological assessment and intervention.
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RivistaBioMed Research International (Online)
Attiva dal 2012
Editore: Hindawi Publishing Corporation - Cairo
Paese di pubblicazione: Egitto
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 2314-6141
Titolo chiave: BioMed Research International (Online)
Titolo proprio: BioMed Research International
Titolo abbreviato: BioMed Res. Int.
Numero volume della rivista2014
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Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000344285500001)
  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84930913907)
Parole chiavehearing screening; adults; older adults; speech in noise
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Note/Altre informazioniBiomed Research International Special Issue "Preventing Hearing Loss and Restoring Hearing: A New Outlook", 2014.
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  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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