Overall, our study and other previously published studies demonstrate the practical and efficient use of portable audiometry in many different settings. In children in remote settings, it can help with early detection and treatment, and with adults it can remove the initial barrier of a hospital visit and improve awareness of hearing loss and its sequelae.
Explore this issue:June 2018
Sreeya Yalamanchali, MD, is a fourth-year resident in the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Read more about Dr. Yalamanchali’s medical service trip to Vellore, India on the KU ENT Global Health blog.