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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of decreasing the response-window duration on the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) of click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (CEOAEs). DESIGN The ILO88 (Otodynamics, Ltd.) was used to measure CEOAEs from 149 normal adult ears, and 75 adult ears with high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss. Data were collected using the(More)
STUDY DESIGN The posterior ligament of the human sacroiliac joint was examined for nerves and nerve endings using histologic and immunohistochemical techniques. OBJECTIVE To identify nerve fibers and mechanoreceptors in the posterior ligament. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA According to the findings of previous studies, the human sacroiliac joint receives(More)
Cochlear function was evaluated in a longitudinal study of 28 inbred strains of mice at 3 and 5 mo of age using measures of distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) in response to a federal initiative to develop rapid mouse phenotyping methodologies. DP-grams at f(2) frequencies ranging from 6.3 to 54.2kHz were obtained in about 3min/ear by(More)
The purpose of this ex post facto study has been to test a structural model of the mediating roles of self-esteem and perfectionism in the relationship between personality traits and eating disorders (ED). The sample consisted of 155 women (from 18 to 31 years). Ninety three met the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for some type of ED, 31 women formed the(More)
Changes in cochlear function in four inbred strains of mice, CBA/CaJ (CBA), C57BL/6J (C57), BALB/cByJ (BALB), and WB/ReJ (WB), previously used to study age-related hearing loss, were evaluated serially as a function of age with 2f(1)-f(2) distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). DPOAE levels in response to equilevel primary tones for(More)
The notion that three inbred strains of mice, i.e., C57BL/6J (C57), BALB/cByJ (BALB), and WB/ReJ (WB), which exhibit differential rates of age-related hearing loss (AHL), may also exhibit differential susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss was tested by comparing the effects of sound overexposure on these strains. The aftereffects of noise(More)
Some sensor systems are characterized by multiple simultaneous aperiodic emissions, with low signal-to-noise ratio and asynchronous detection. In these systems, complementary sets of sequences can be used to encode emissions, due to their suitable auto-correlation and cross-correlation properties. The transmission of a complementary set can be accomplished(More)
Complementary sequences are being employed to improve the results obtained in many sensorial systems where it is necessary to enhance the signal to noise ratio imposed by the environment. This improvement is achieved at the expense of increasing the computational complexity of the signal processing tasks. This work presents the hardware implementation of an(More)
On current railway systems, it is becoming ever more necessary to install safety elements to avoid accidents. One of the causes that can provoke serious accidents is the existence of obstacles on the tracks, either fixed or mobile. In this paper, a multisensory system that can inform the monitoring system about the existence of obstacles is proposed. The(More)