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The recording of auditory brainstem response (ABR) at high stimulation rates is of great interest in audiology. It allows a more accurate diagnosis of certain pathologies at an early stage and the study of different mechanisms of adaptation. This paper proposes a methodology, which we will refer to as randomized stimulation and averaging (RSA) that allows(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper analyzes the fast and slow mechanisms of adaptation through a study of latencies and amplitudes on ABR recorded at high stimulation rates using the randomized stimulation and averaging (RSA) technique. METHODS The RSA technique allows a separate processing of auditory responses, and is used, in this study, to categorize responses(More)
A highly efficient and regioselective synthesis of 1,2-dihydroquinolines via a multicomponent reaction between an aniline and two ketones is described. This reaction was catalyzed by magnesium bromide and carried out under solvent-free conditions. When the reaction was performed by using 3-substituted anilines and nonsymmetrically substituted ketones,(More)
Randomized stimulation and averaging (RSA) allows auditory evoked potentials (AEPs) to be recorded at high stimulation rates. This method does not perform deconvolution and must therefore deal with interference derived from overlapping transient evoked responses. This paper analyzes the effects of this interference on auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) and(More)
Recording auditory evoked responses (AER) is done not only in hospitals and clinics worldwide to detect hearing impairments and estimate hearing thresholds, but also in research centers to understand and model the mechanisms involved in the process of hearing. This paper describes a high-performance, flexible, and inexpensive AER recording system. A full(More)
OBJECTIVES The stimulation levels programmed in cochlear implant systems are affected by an evolution since the first switch-on of the processor. This study was designed to evaluate the changes in stimulation levels over time and the relationship between post-implantation physiological changes and with the hearing experience provided by the continuous use(More)
Channel balancing is important for correct perception when using multichannel cochlear implants. In this paper we analyse the effect of channel imbalance on hearing perception in cochlear-implanted patients. Based on warble tone audiometry measured for 10 implanted patients, we evaluate how hearing sensitivity is affected by an imbalance. We also study the(More)
— The recording of auditory brainstem response (ABR) signals is a common measure applied to assess hearing impairments. However, most of the available commercial devices able to record ABR signals can be unaffordable for many medical centers because of their cost and low flexibility. This paper describes a system that allows the recording of high quality(More)
The recording of the auditory brainstem response (ABR) is used worldwide for hearing screening purposes. In this process, a precise estimation of the most relevant components is essential for an accurate interpretation of these signals. This evaluation is usually carried out subjectively by an audiologist. However, the use of automatic methods for this(More)