Reliability of evoked responses to high-frequency (8-14 kHz) tone bursts.

S. A. Fausti, B. Z. Rappaport, R. H. Frey, J. A. Henry, D. S. Phillips, C. R. Mitchell, D. J. Olson

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Instrumentation to evaluate the auditory brainstem response to high-frequency (8-14 kHz) tone bursts has been developed in the Auditory Research Laboratory, Portland, Oregon VA Medical Center. This system is intended to monitor the audition of patients receiving ototoxic drugs who are unresponsive to behavioral test procedures. The reliability of responses obtained with the high-frequency tone-burst system was studied in 30 normal ears. Intrasubject variability of intersession data from response waves I, III, and V to tone bursts of frequencies 8, 10, 12, and 14 kHz was not significantly different from click response variability. The results of this study demonstrate the reliability of the ABR to these high-frequency tone-burst stimuli. This technique may provide early identification of hearing loss in unresponsive subjects receiving treatment with potentially ototoxic agents, thus allowing alternative treatments to minimize or prevent communicative handicap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Audiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing


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