This study investigated the reliability, accuracy and time-efficiency of automated pure-tone audiometry (air and bone conduction testing) using the KUDUwave™. This was done by comparing thresholds obtained through automated air and bone conduction audiometry using the KUDUwave™ with manually obtained air and bone conduction thresholds. The time it takes for each test method (automated vs. manual) was recorded during audiometry testing.
The results from this study indicate that test-retest reliability of automated air conduction audiometry is equivalent to that of manual audiometry. Furthermore, test-retest correspondence for automated audiometry was slightly better than manual audiometry in this study, though not statistically significant.
The time required to complete a automated or a manual audiometry test with the KUDUwave™ was similar.