Acoustic Reflex Relaxation to Identify Sensorineural Hearing Impairment

Thomas W. Norris, Patricia G. Stelmachowicz, Donna J. Taylor

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    Acoustic reflex patterns elicited by pulsed auditory signals were investigated in 27 normal-hearing and 27 sensorineural hearing-impaired children. An electroacoustic impedance bridge (Madsen ZO-70) was used in the measurement of the reflex. The reflex was recorded and a comparative analysis made between the patterns observed for the two groups. A difference in the reflex response between the two groups has been identified and proven to be statistically significant. The results suggest the use of a pulsed stimulus to provide more objectivity in the identification of sensorineural hearing impairment in the unresponsive child.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)194-197
    Number of pages4
    JournalArchives of Otolaryngology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1974

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Otorhinolaryngology


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