Automated Air and Bone Conduction Audiometry and Test-Retest Reliability. (Thesis)

No significant difference was noted between thresholds obtained with automated air and bone conduction audiometry when compared to manual air and bone conduction audiometry. Automated audiometry demonstrated similar time-efficiency to manual audiometry procedures. Overall automated air and bone conduction audiometry demonstrated comparable test-retest reliability and accuracy compared to manual audiometry and presented with similar recording times.
This clinical study was done on the KUDUwave™ to verify the accuracy of the KUDUwave™’s automated air and bone conduction software compared with the golden standard of manual testing with the same device. This study provides adequate evidence that the automated air and bone conduction testing with the KUDUwave™ is reliable and accurate.