How to use Kids Hearing Game in a Clinical Setting

It takes just a few simple steps to successfully run Kids Hearing Game (KHG) in a clinical setting. Most clinics will desire a way to record the 'Hearing Results' in a permanent manner for future reference. To do this KHG has implemented a simple system that allows a clinician to email 'Hearing Results' to any destination for safe keeping. The email is free form and can include any additional information desired for synchronizing the results with other data and/or medical records. Hearing.Games recommends that this additional information not contain any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as most email systems are not secure by their very nature. Thus it is recommended that clinicians create a simple record numbering system that will insure accurate synchronization and yet provide no PII.

 

When the user has completed all the rounds of the game they will be presented with this screen. At this time the user should return the tablet to a clinician so the results can be captured in an email for future reference. Note that when this screen is displayed the hearing results have already been placed on the tablets 'clip board' so they may be easily included in an email. 

Do not worry if this is not the screen you see. If the user has touched the 'Hearing Results' button you will see the Hearing Results screen, and if they have touched the 'Try Again!' button, you will see the 'Lantern' screen. In both of these cases the steps outlined below will still function correctly.

At this point the clinician will swipe up from the bottom of the device onto the screen to show the Android Navigation Bar. In the middle of the Navigation Bar is a round button. This is called the 'Home' button. By pressing the home button the device will return to it's Home Page, which looks something like this.

Note that the KidsHearingGame and Email applications are both shown. Touching the email application icon will launch the email application. We will complete our work in the email application.

In the lower right hand corner of the screen you will find a graphic of a pencil in a round bubble. Touch this to compose a new email. 

The display should show something like the screen above and you are ready to compose an email. First take a moment to fill in the 'To' field with the email address where you are collecting these records. Then fill in the 'Subject' line with some sort of anonymous record indicator. In this case I have used a simple date time format. This includes 2 digits to indicate the year, 2 digits to indicate the month, 2 digits to indicate the day date, 2 digits to indicate the hour, and finally to digits to indicate the minutes passed the hour. This should be sufficiently unique, especially if there is one clinician trained to do the record logging. If needed one could add seconds to this time stamp scheme. Note also that the hours and minutes are displayed on the right hand side of the 'Notification Bar' at the top of the screen.

With the two and subject lines filled in, the only remaining task is to 'paste' the 'Hearing Results' into the email. This is done by touching the words 'Compose email' to get a little pop up bubble that says 'paste'. This can be a little finicky, but I find that a long press works best. So, place your finger on 'Compose email' wait for the 'paste' bubble to appear, then remove your finger. Finally, touching the 'paste' bubble will place the 'Hearing Results' into the email. The last step is to touch the 'paper airplane' shaped 'send' button near the top of the screen. This will return you to the email applications 'inbox'.