Prediction of Hearing Loss Based on Auditory Perception: A Preliminary Study

Ilyas M., Othmani A., Nait-Ali A.

1st International Workshop on PRedictive Intelligence in MEdicine (PRIME), Granada, Nicaragua, 16 September 2018, vol.11121, pp.34-41 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 11121
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-00320-3_5
  • City: Granada
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-41
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The major cause of deafness and hearing impairment around the globe is hearing loss. Hearing loss has become very common among young adults and kids due to the genetic disorder, temporary or permanent hearing impairments, aging, and exposure to noise. Meanwhile, the possibilities of treating hearing loss are very limited. It can be reduced by taking proper precautionary measures if diagnosed on time. In this paper, we study the possibility of preventing hearing loss based on the auditory system responses. The auditory perception is highly correlated with the human age. Consequently, predicting a big gap between the real age and the perceived one can be an indicator of hearing loss. Our predictive model of human age is very robust with an RMSE value of 4.1 years and an EER value of 4%, indicating the applicability of our proposed method for predicting the hearing loss.