Filtered Music: A Hearing Test for Young Children

  • HL Waldman
  • Carol L Cockcroft
  • B Ludi

Abstract

A group of 127 nursery school children were hearing-tested by means of filtered music audiometry; 18 failed to respond satisfactorily, and of these 11 were found to have previously unsuspected conductive hearing loss. Of the remaining 7 with normal hearing, 4 were subjected to language tests, and all 4 scored poorly. The technique was then applied to 120 cerebral palsied children, and of these 15 failed to respond satisfactorily; 9 had conductive hearing loss and 2 had sensorineural hearing loss. The filtered music technique is as yet infrequently used and is presented as a quick, easy and reliable screening test. A mentally retarded child suspected of having a hearing loss, can in most cases be easily assessed by filter and audiometry.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1772 (1974).

Author Biographies

HL Waldman
Forest Town School for Cerebral Palsied Children, Johannesburg
Carol L Cockcroft
Forest Town School for Cerebral Palsied Children, Johannesburg
B Ludi
Forest Town School for Cerebral Palsied Children, Johannesburg
Published
2018-04-08
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135