Concurrent bilateral audiometric inference

Katherine L. Heisey, Jenna M. Buchbinder, Dennis L. Barbour

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Conventional audiometric testing assesses hearing one ear at a time. Given that a person’s two ears often share features in common both in health and disease, this shared variability could be exploited to improve the estimation process or the estimate itself. Here we introduce the active bilateral audiogram, which simultaneously estimates the hearing functions of both ears. We show in a cohort of normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners that the bilateral audiogram converges to its final estimates significantly faster than sequential active unilateral audiograms in a process termed conjoint psychoacoustic estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-765
Number of pages4
JournalActa Acustica united with Acustica
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


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