Hearing examinations in Southern Denmark (HESD): Database description and preprocessing

  • Manuella Lech Cantuaria Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health, University of Southern Denmark, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark; Department of Environment and Cancer, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ellen Raben Pedersen The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, DK-5230 Odense, Denmark
  • Mette Sørensen Department of Environment and Cancer, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Frans Boch Waldorff Research Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark
  • Jesper Hvass Schmidt Institute of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health, University of Southern Denmark, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark; Department of Audiology, Odense University Hospital, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark; OPEN, Odense Patient data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark

Abstract

All hearing examinations from the public health system of the Region of Southern Denmark have been electronically recorded from 1996 to 2018 and merged into a single database, named the Hearing Examinations of Southern Denmark (HESD) database. This database contains hearing information for more than 143,000 adults, totaling 271,575 valid pure-tone audiograms. The use of this dataset, however, needs to be preceded by an intensive preprocessing procedure in order for the data to be used for research purposes. This study is aimed at describing the HESD database, as well as the preprocessing steps and rules used to classify different types of hearing loss. An initial overview of the different types of hearing profiling and their distribution among our sample is also provided.

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Published
2020-04-23
How to Cite
Lech Cantuaria, M., Raben Pedersen, E., Sørensen, M., Waldorff, F., & Hvass Schmidt, J. (2020). Hearing examinations in Southern Denmark (HESD): Database description and preprocessing. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research, 7, 173-180. Retrieved from https://proceedings.isaar.eu/index.php/isaarproc/article/view/2019-21
Section
2019/4. Novel directions in hearing-instrument technology