ABR screening for acoustic neuromata: the role of rate-induced latency shift measurements.

@article{Lightfoot1992ABRSF,
  title={ABR screening for acoustic neuromata: the role of rate-induced latency shift measurements.},
  author={Guy R Lightfoot},
  journal={British journal of audiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={217-27}
}
The audiological assessment of patients considered 'at risk' for an acoustic neuroma is problematic when the patient has a severe hearing loss. The utility of ABR rate-induced latency shift (RLS) measurements was investigated in 189 patients who had passed a conventional assessment and 31 patients with an acoustic neuroma. A test based on the RLS of wave V using rates of 11.1 s-1 and 88.8 s-1 had a sensitivity of 89.5% and a specificity of 90.8% when applied with a dual interpretive criterion… CONTINUE READING