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October 1976

The Cross-Check Principle in Pediatric Audiometry

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(10):614-620. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780150082006

• We discuss a method of pediatric audiologic assessment that employs the "cross-check principle." That is, the results of a single test are cross-checked by an independent test measure. Particularly useful in pediatric evaluations as cross-checks of behavioral test results are impedance audiometry and brainstem-evoked response audiometry (BSER). We present five cases highlighting the value of the cross-check principle in pediatric audiologic evaluation.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:614-620, 1976)