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BACKGROUND Sprague-Dawley rats were used as an acute cisplatin ototoxicity model to compare the chemo-protective efficacy of 2 sulphur-containing antioxidants (D-methionine, N-L-acetylcysteine) and 1 seleno-organic compound (ebselen). Each putative chemo-protective agent was tested at 3 different dosages in order to assess the influence of dose on auditory(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to investigate the properties of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) evoked by chirp stimuli and compare them with standard click-evoked OAEs. Differences between evoked OAEs in children with and without spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) were also assessed. METHODS OAEs were first recorded from 54 children (age 4-10(More)
BACKGROUND Recent developments in the field of electronic hearing prostheses have allowed for the introduction of auditory brainstem implants in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2. CASE REPORT Bilateral electric stimulation from 2 sequentially placed auditory brainstem implants was applied in a 27-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 2. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of click-evoked otoacoustic emissions (CEOAEs) and tone-burst evoked otoacoustic emissions (TBOAEs) in identifying the residual hearing of subjects with partial deafness (PD)--a condition in which subjects have normal thresholds at low frequencies and severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing(More)
Pure-tone thresholds were used as the reference and compared with extrapolated distortion product otoacoustic emission input/output-functions and auditory steady state responses (ASSR) in hearing-impaired adults, using the Cochlea-Scan and Audera devices. Fifty-three subjects presenting sensorineural deficits were included in the study. The DPOAE data were(More)
Transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) are normally modeled as the sum of asymmetric waveforms. However, some previous studies of TEOAEs used time-frequency (TF) methods to decompose the signals into symmetric waveforms. This approach was justified mainly as a means to reduce the complexity of the calculations. The present study extended the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of methods for screening for retrocochlear pathologies based on auditory evoked brainstem responses (ABRs). The study compared the sensitivity, specificity, and effectiveness of these 3 techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS The methods were: (i) standard ABR utilizing click-evoked responses,(More)
The aim of this research is to extend previous studies of the time-frequency features of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) using information about the properties of the signals at low frequencies. Responses to 0.5 kHz tone bursts were compared to OAEs that were evoked by click stimuli and by 1, 2, and 4 kHz tone burst stimuli. The OAEs were measured using 20 and(More)
BACKGROUND Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are currently widely used in newborn hearing screening programs. OAEs evoked by transients (TEOAEs) in newborns are usually characterized by large response levels at higher frequencies but lower frequencies are affected by physiological noise. The purpose of the present study was to acquire responses at lower(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) and extended high-frequency (EHF) thresholds in a control group and in patients with normal hearing sensitivity in the conventional frequency range and reporting unilateral tinnitus. MATERIAL/METHODS Seventy patients were enrolled in the study: 47 patients(More)