Content (30 pts total)

 

6-point scale used to evaluate each content category. 

 

Characteristics of the Disease

            What are the hallmark characteristics?

            Describe various types as appropriate

            Incidence/Prevalence (include age/gender/race/ethnicity variants as appropriate)

 

Symptoms

Hearing loss (onset, laterality, situations of particular difficulty)

Tinnitus?  Anything characteristic about the tinnitus

Vertigo?

Other symptoms, including non-auditory

 

Audiologic characteristics

            Hearing loss type, severity, configuration, progression

            Characteristic speech audiometry, immittance results

            Any special tests used?  Expect results.

            Which of the diagnositic results are most predictive of this disorder?

 

Otologic findings

            What are the medical characteristics?

            What is the ENT or other physician looking for in making a diagnosis?

            Other diseases/disorders with which it might be confused?

            Any medical tests/procedures that are particularly sensitive to this disorder?

 

Treatment

            Medication?

            Surgery? Include a brief summary of what the surgery is.

            Prevention?

            Communication/Audiology?

 

 


 

Form (18 pts total)

 

Variable-point scale for each category

 

Organization

 

Writing

 

Referencing Style

 

Mechanics