WAI Database : Wideband Acoustic Immittance Database
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WAI Database This webpage hosts a database for the WAI measures made on ears from infant, NICU infant, child, and adult subjects. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIDCD, and hosted on a server at Smith College (PI Susan Voss, R15 DC014129-01). The goal of the database is to enable auditory researchers to share WAI measurements and combine analyses over multiple datasets.
PI_Info, Subjects, and Measurements. Our team is happy to help format thexse files if you simply email Susan Voss (svoss AT smith.edu). PI_Info: Generate a .csv file with columns that match the established WAI database table PI_Info, defined here PI_Info_Codebook. Note, there will be one row for one published article, or simply one row per submitted data set. Subject_Info: Generate a .csv (comma-separated-value) file with columns that match the established WAI database table Subjects, defined here Subjects_Codebook . Note, there will be one row for each subject in a published article. Measurements: Generate a .csv (comma-separated-value) file with columns that match the established WAI database table Measurements, defined here Measurements_Codebook. Note, there will one row for each frequency of each measurement. For example, if each WAI measurement has 100 frequencies, and there are 5 measurements, then there will be 500 rows.
Wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) measures offer an objective, noninvasive diagnostic tool for some middle-ear pathologies. This website hosts an online database (mySQL) for WAI measures, enabling researchers to share and analyze data across published studies. Anyone can access the database through the website, and any researcher can request to have their peer-reviewed published data included in the database. The website includes directions to both submit and download data, example code to analyze or plot the data, and a Shiny Web Application to allow for real-time dynamic exploration of the data via a web browser. Rules for data inclusion and standards for data coding are also included on the website.
Voss, Susan E., "WAI Database : Wideband Acoustic Immittance Database" (2021). Data, Smith College, Northampton, MA.