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Retrospective analysis of clinical studies shows great heterogeneity of reporting quality in speech audiometry
09. März 2020

Retrospective analysis of clinical studies shows great heterogeneity of reporting quality in speech audiometry

Quality is not an act, it is a habit! (Aristotle)

The use of standardized outcome parameters is essential for the comparability of clinical studies, but in practice, there are often no generally used standards. This is especially the case for speech audiometry. In a recently published study, ERCD researchers analyzed intervention studies from 2012 to 2016 with regard to study design, speech audiometric parameters, pure-tone audiometry, implementation of reporting standards and journal related data.

Of the 279 studies included, over 50% lacked proper documentation. In the remaining studies, there was a broad variance concerning the documented speech audiometric parameters.

Morgenstern, J., Lailach, S., Zahnert, T. et al. Outcome parameters in speech audiometry: retrospective analysis of data and reporting quality in clinical studies. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 277, 669–677 (2020).