Reference threshold sound pressure levels for the Welch Allyn AudioScope

J Acoust Soc Am. 1984 Jun;75(6):1887-92. doi: 10.1121/1.390990.


The Welch Allyn AudioScope has been evaluated as an audiometer screening instrument using a threshold, loudness balancing technique. Two sets of eartips have been compared to determine which eartip configuration would yield the most reliable audiometric data. The AudioScope has also been evaluated by the American National Standard Method for Coupler Calibration of Earphones using both sets of eartips, and reference threshold sound pressure levels for the AudioScope were developed by combining the coupler and loudness balance data. The most reliable eartip configuration for audiometric purposes is identified and guidelines for use of the audiometric screening instrument are proposed.

MeSH terms

  • Audiometry / instrumentation*
  • Auditory Threshold*
  • Humans
  • Loudness Perception