This video was developed based on research on the original video (posted at the end of the page). To see the results of the research, please read: Emanuel, D.C., Alterman, M., Betner, M., & Book, R. (2012) Development of a video for pure tone hearing screening in schools. Journal of Educational Audiology, 17, 62-76
If your institution blocks the access of YouTube videos, the videos are available in an alternate format courtesy of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University at:
This site also offers other resources for hearing screening.
This video is designed to be used as part of an overall hearing screening training program with the opportunity for hands-on practice under the supervision of licensed audiologists or speech-language pathologists with expertise in hearing screening. Although the effectiveness of this training system has been demonstrated under controlled circumstances (See Emanuel, et al., 2012), hearing screening is associated with some degree of false negative and false positive rate, which depends in part on training and in part on other factors that are outside the control of the creators of this video.
The information on this video is not a substitute for an overall hearing screening training program. A hearing screening is not a substitute for personal medical attention, diagnosis or hands-on treatment.
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Original Version of Pure Tone Hearing Screening in Schools (Emanuel, 2002)