Imperial College London

WS05-3 A prospective multi-centre study of tablet and web-based audiometry to detect hearing loss in adults with cystic fibrosis

A Vijayasingam, E Frost, J Wilkins, L Gillen, P Premachandra, L Picinali, J Harcourt, D Morris-Rosendahl, A Vidal-Diez, MZ Ni, C Elston, NJ Simmonds, A Shah
June 1, 2019
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Objectives: Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) often receive frequent antimicrobial therapy including aminoglycosides which may result in ototoxicity. High-frequency audiometry has increased sensitivity for detection of drug-induced hearing loss, but formal audiometry is costly and requires further outpatient visits. This multicentre study prospectively analysed an IPad high-frequency audiometry app (Shoebox MD) used by non-audiologists in an outpatient setting, alongside a web-based selfhearing test (3D-Tune In) to screen for hearing loss in adults with CF. Methods: Adults at two CF centres (Royal Brompton & Kings College Hospital) were recruited over 12 months. Hearing was analysed using validated questionnaires, a web self-hearing test (0.5, 1 and 4 kHz), an IPad app (0.25–12 kHz) and compared to formal audiometry (0.25–12 kHz). A threshold of≥ 25 dB hearing loss at one or more audiometric …

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