Robert K. Jackler, MD

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  • A New Standardized Format for Reporting Hearing Outcome in Clinical Trials OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Gurgel, R. K., Jackler, R. K., Dobie, R. A., Popelka, G. R. 2012; 147 (5): 803-807


    The lack of an adequate standardized method for reporting level of hearing function in clinical trials has hampered the ability of investigators to draw comparisons across studies. Variability in data reported and presentation format inhibits meta-analysis and makes it impossible to accumulate the large patient cohorts needed for statistically significant inference. Recognizing its importance to the field and after a widely inclusive discussion, the Hearing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery endorsed a new minimal standard for reporting hearing results in clinical trials, consisting of a scattergram relating average pure-tone threshold to word recognition score. Investigators remain free to publish their hearing data in any format they believe is interesting and informative, as long as they include the minimal data set to facilitate interstudy comparability.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/0194599812458401

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314285800001

    View details for PubMedID 22931898

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