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Common Data Element
NIH Toolbox Sensation Domain Audition Measure Hearing Threshold Test - Ear type
Short Description
Type of ear being tested, as part of the NIH Toolbox Sensation Domain Audition Measure Hearing Threshold Test
Type of ear being tested, as part of the NIH Toolbox Sensation Domain Audition Measure Hearing Threshold Test

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Single Pre-Defined Value Selected
Pre-Defined Values
Adult and Pediatric
For 6-7 year olds Say: We are going to do an activity with whistles. For this activity, you get to wear these headphones. Once you put these on, you will hear a person who explains the activity. Your job is to listen carefully and to choose one of these two buttons when the voice asks you to. Let me show you how to choose the buttons. [Demonstrate button selection]. You will hear a voice (in the headphones) that will help you get started and show you how to do the exercise. I going to put the headphones on you now and then we can get started. For 8-85 year olds Say: Now I will ask you to wear these headphones. If you are wearing hearing aids, I will ask you to remove them for the hearing test. Once the headphones are on, we will begin testing your hearing. I will ask you to choose your response with the mouse. The computer will give you the instructions. I will put the headphones on you now and we can get started with the instructions. Examiner should put the red headphone on the right ear and the blue headphone on the left ear. Adjust the headphone band to provide a comfortable fit. Because wearing the headphones muffles external sounds, while wearing headphones, some participants may not hear the examiner well or at all in the case of some hearing losses. If a participant reports that he/she cannot hear the examiner, remove the headphones when re-instructing the participant and then replace them when you are ready to begin again. If the participant has difficulty using the mouse, he/she may point and the examiner may operate the mouse and/or keyboard. The examiner should say something like the following: You can point to or tell me your choice and then I will enter your choice. The participant should be seated at a table in front of the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The equipment should be positioned such that the participant can easily and comfortably see the monitor and use the mouse for responding. Like other toolbox measures, the participant-examiner positioning should support the examiners ability to see and hear the participant during testing and to allow the examiner to interact with the participant, if needed. During the test, the examiner should monitor the participants progress in the test. Once the headphones are placed, all the instructions are on the screen and through the headphones.
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Category Groups and Classifications
Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes and End Points Physical Function
General (For all diseases) Assessments and Examinations Physical/Neurological Examination


Moderate/Severe TBI: Rehabilitation :
Epidemiology :
General (For all diseases) :
Concussion/Mild TBI :
Acute Hospitalized :
Audition , NIH_Toolbox , Sensation , Hearing_Threshold_Test
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See Also
Submitting Organization Name
Submitting Contact Name
Malaika Schwartz
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Steward Organization Name
Steward Contact Name
Olga Vovk
Steward Contact Information

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