In <199706071114.1927242.7 at frye.com> gfrye at FRYE.COM ("George J. Frye")
>>Audiology Format Study Group Formed
>Under sponsorship of ANSI S3.48 Subcommittee of Hearing Aid Standards
>>The purpose of the study group is to Standardize Terms and Formats of
>audiometric data. The goal of the study group is to enable
>between software modules that are used by audiologists and other
>professionals in the field of hearing.
>>If the study group is successful in meeting its goal, software modules
>that connect to measurement instruments to collect data, database
>that are used to store data, and office management systems with their
>databases will all be able to communicate "on the same wavelength,"
>allowing professionals to collect, store, retrieve and statistically
>examine data that has been collected. The goal is an open data
>>At present, the group is looking at terminology associated with
>audiometric tests and hearing aid measurements (both real ear and
>coupler). Other topics that will be added are impedance measurements,
>otoacoustic emissions, evoked response, loudness scaling and a simple
>patient profile. Other topics will be added as needed. If possible,
>terminology will be drawn from ANSI and IEC/ISO standards that have
>developed to cover these fields. The interests of present NOAH users
>being considered and HIMSA is represented in the study group.
>>Meetings are ongoing, with the last taking place at the Etymotic
>meeting facility near Chicago on June 21.
>>If you are interested in participating through correspondence or as an
>active member, please contact me by email to gfrye at frye.com.>>>George J. Frye
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