Abstract Introduction During recent months, studies have been reported relative to a new method for audiometric screening which has been designated as "limited frequency" testing.4-7 It has been proposed that this method be substituted for present sweep-check and group test methods used in school hearing conservation programs.As recommended by House and Glorig, the test would consist simply of the presentation of a 2,000 cycle and a 4,000 cycle tone at a specified intensity (presumably 15 or 20 db.) to the ear under test. It has been further stated that approximately the same results can be obtained by presenting only the 4,000 cycle tone. At least one manufacturer has brought out a small transistorized instrument for use in "limited frequency" testing.If the efficiency of this type of test could be established, there would be many obvious advantages in its use in preference to the routine sweep-check test, and possibly References 1. Carrell, J., and Gormley, G. J.: A Critical Review of the Literature on the Validity and Reliability of the Audiogram , Speech Monogr. 13:66, 1946.Crossref 2. DiCarlo, L. M., and Gardner, E. F.: The Efficiency of the Massachusetts Pure Tone Screening Test as Adapted for a University Testing Program , J. Speech & Hearing Disorders , 18:175 ( (June) ) 1953. 3. DiCarlo, L. M., and Gardner, E. F.: The Efficiency of 3 Group Pure Tone Screening Tests for Public School Children, Exceptional Children, Vol. 24, pp. 351-359, April, 1958. 4. Glorig, A., and House, H. P.: A New Concept in Auditory Screening , A. M. A. Arch. Otolaryng. 66:228 ( (Aug.) ) 1957. 5. Glorig, A., and House, H. P.: New, Practical Concept of Hearing Testing for Use of the General Physician , J. A. M. A. 166:1719 ( (April 5) ) 1958. 6. House, H. P., and Glorig, A.: A New Concept of Auditory Screening , Laryngoscope , 67:661 ( (July) ) 1957. 7. House, H. P.: A New Instrument and Concept for the Rapid Detection of a Possible Hearing Impairment , Tr. Am. Acad. Ophth. 61:228 ( (March) -April) 1957. 8. Meyerson, L.: Hearing for Speech in Children: A Verbal Audiometric Test , Acta oto-laryng. (Supp. 128) , 1955-1956. 9. Newby, H. A.: Evaluating the Efficiency of Group Screening Tests of Hearing , J. Speech & Hearing Disorders , 13:236 ( (Sept.) ) 1948. 10. Withnell, A.: The Detection of Ear Defects in School Children , Medical M. Officer , 99:5-6 ( (Jan. 3) ) 1958. 11. Yankauer, A.; Geyer, M. L., and Chase, H. C.: Comparative Evaluation of 3 Screening Methods for Detection of Hearing Loss in School Children , Am. J. Pub. Health 44:77 ( (Jan.) ) 1954. 12. Manual for a School Hearing Conservation Program, Committee on Conservation of Hearing , Tr. Am. Acad. Ophth. , (Supp.) , 1951.
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Published: May 1, 1959