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Otology Outcome Tool: CES

Otology Outcome Tool: CES

Chronic Ear Survey (CES)


Provides information regarding total ear-specific health, as well as subscore information regarding activity restriction, symptoms, and medical resource usage attributable to chronic otitis media

Targeted Age


Items (Domains)

13 (3)

Estimated Completion Time

5 – 10 minutes

Reliability/Validity Assessment



1) Nadol JB Jr, Staecker H, Gliklich RE. Outcomes assessment for chronic otitis media: the Chronic Ear Survey. Laryngoscope 2000;110:32-5.

2) Wang PC, Nadol JB Jr, Merchant S, Austin E, Gliklich RE. Validation of outcomes survey for adults with chronic suppurative otitis media. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2000;109:249-54.

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