Remote Telehealth hearing assessment in a rural community – a validation study. (Thesis)

Test-retest threshold correspondence in the booth and natural environments were within ± 5 dB in 96.7% and 97.5% of comparisons respectively. No significant differences were noted when AC hearing thresholds determined in the telehealth configuration were compared to those recorded in the gold standard booth environment. Threshold correspondence between the telehealth environment on the one hand and booth and natural environments on the other hand were within ±5 dB in 82% and 85% of comparisons, respectively.

This dissertation validates automated testing in extreme fluctuating noisy environments.