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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Audiometric Support for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the Age, Gene/ Environment Susceptibility Study (AGES), and Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Kindergarten Class of 2010/2011 (ECLS-K:2010/11)

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The purpose of this agreement is to provide funding for the Audiometry (Hearing) components of: (1) the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), (2) Iceland AGES, and (3) ECLS-K: 2010/11 cohort study. The hearing components consist of: 1) a set of questionnaires relating to hearing, ear infections, noise exposure, and other factors relating to hearing, and 2) audiometric examinations consisting of otoscopy, acoustic immittance (bilateral tympanometry and screening for ipsilateral acoustic reflexes at 1000 and 2000 Hz), and pure-tone, air-conduction audiometry to determine the hearing thresholds in each ear at 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 Hz.

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