Bekesy Audiometry in Functional Hearing Loss: A Case Study A case study is presented to illustrate some of the advantages and disadvantages of Bekesy audiometry in functional hearing loss. The major advantage of Bekesy audiometry is the insights it may provide into the listening strategies employed by patients with functional hearing loss. The disadvantages are the false-negative and false-positive ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   February 01, 1971
Bekesy Audiometry in Functional Hearing Loss: A Case Study
 
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Case Reports   |   February 01, 1971
Bekesy Audiometry in Functional Hearing Loss: A Case Study
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1971, Vol. 36, 125-141. doi:10.1044/jshd.3601.125
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1971, Vol. 36, 125-141. doi:10.1044/jshd.3601.125

A case study is presented to illustrate some of the advantages and disadvantages of Bekesy audiometry in functional hearing loss. The major advantage of Bekesy audiometry is the insights it may provide into the listening strategies employed by patients with functional hearing loss. The disadvantages are the false-negative and false-positive rates associated with its use in identifying patients with functional hearing loss and the special equipment that is required. The value of other clinical measures that can be used for identification purposes is also discussed. These measures include the spondee-threshold pure-tone average relationship, the Spondee Error Index, and false-alarm responses. Finally, several suggestions are offered for future clinical research on Bekesy audiometry in functional hearing loss.

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