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  • A Salamy
  • 1984
The various parameters of the auditory brainstem response (ABR) undergo distinct maturational transformations in early life. The multiplicity of observed changes suggests unique timetables for development of the contributing neural elements. Although the precise physioanatomic substrate of the ABR remains speculative, experimental manipulations and(More)
Average brainstem potentials evoked by auditory stimuli were recorded from the scalp's surface of human newborns and infants, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year of age as well as from normal adults. The auditory processes related to peripheral transmission (PT) and central transmission (CT) were shown to mature at differential rates during the first(More)
Since maturation of ABR amplitude and latency in principle are dependent on innate as well as environmental factors and the health of the infant, it is conceivable that prematurely born infants show a maturation profile that is different from that of full term infants. In order to unequivocally address this we analyzed ABRs recorded in 465 full term infants(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of obtaining transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) directly in the nursery, to examine the nature of failures in this population, and to determine the time requirements for this test relative to the auditory brain stem response (ABR). DESIGN TEOAEs and ABRs were recorded from 149 ears, at bedside, in the(More)
Habituation of alpha wave suppression to an external auditory signal was studied using computer assisted EEG quantification procedures. Topographic maps of alpha amplitude were constructed from multiple electrode placements for seven healthy adults. The EEG preceding and following 10 standard or habituating stimuli, and 1 novel or sensitizing stimulus, was(More)
Middle component AERs to brief click stimuli were recorded from 60 subjects in four age groups to assess age effects on waveform, latency, and amplitude. Replicable responses similar in waveform to those recorded in adults were observed in 3 - 4-year-old children, full-term newborns, and premature infants tested as early as the 31st postconceptional week.(More)
Auditory brain stem responses were recorded in full term infants (N = 465) and in unselected preterm infants (N = 178) who were tested in, respectively, 10 and 12 age groups from birth until 5 yr. The latencies of waves I and V as well as the wave I-wave V delay and the wave V to wave I amplitude ratio were compared at the various age groups. It was found(More)