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Parametric variations in the ratio of primary-tone frequencies were explored to optimize the amplitude of the 2f1-f2 distortion product otoacoustic emission for clinical purposes. Ten ears from 5 normally hearing human subjects were examined with primary tones geometrically centred around the standard audiometric frequencies of 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8(More)
Auditory SN-10 responses and summed middle latency responses (40/sec MLR) were obtained from 36 full-term newborns. Wave V latencies from 20-70 dB nHL were in agreement with previous studies. Although the amplitudes of the SN-10 and the 40/sec MLR paradigms were not significantly different, we were able to detect the lowest thresholds with an SN-10 response(More)
The ABR and the MLR were measured without interruption in 4 subjects during a whole night of natural sleep and compared with the awake responses. The conventional EEG activity was monitored during the whole procedure, which permitted a precise rating of the sleep stage during each recording period. Only minor changes were found in the latencies for the ABR(More)
The aim of the study was to analyse whether the presence of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) in a group of normal-hearing adults is related to larger transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) amplitudes when compared to a similar adult population without SOAEs. Twenty-four normal-hearing subjects participated in the investigation. They were(More)
The effect of systematic variations in the relative levels (L1, L2) of two primary tones (f1, f2) on the amplitude of the distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) at 2f1-f2 and f1 < f2 was investigated in 14 ears from 7 normally hearing human subjects. The primary tones (f2:f1 = 1.23) were geometrically centred at the standard clinical frequencies of(More)
The aim of this study was to ascertain whether a new ultrasound technique, namely pulse inversion imaging, could assess the arrival of a contrast agent in the hepatic veins, and to describe possible advantages of this procedure in determining transit time over a previously described method based upon spectral Doppler quantification. 15 subjects were scanned(More)
Forty-six patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchopulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection entered a study of tobramycin-related chronic and acute nephro- and acousticovestibular toxicity. The patients (mean age, 15.7 years) had previously received 2-week courses of tobramycin therapy, for a mean cumulative total of 279 days each. The cumulative(More)
There is a constant search for more reliable methods of diagnosing cerebellopontine angle tumours at an early stage. The auditory brain stem responses promise to be of use as such a method. In two patients with extracanalicular neurinomas we found a definitely abnormal brain stem response even though conventional tests produced a cochlear type of test(More)
In order to evaluate the frequency selectivity of the 500 Hz FFR we applied narrow-band masking at closely spaced center frequencies in the range 0.25 to 4 kHZ. The results show clearly that it is the apical part of the cochlea that generates the 500 Hz FFR, but the area of the basilar membrane that contributes is rather broad. It was evident that some of(More)