Diagnostic value of crossed vs uncrossed acoustic reflexes: eighth nerve and brain stem disorders.

Abstract

Acoustic reflexes to crossed (sound in one ear; probe in opposite ear) and uncrossed (sound and probe in the same ear) stimulation were obtained from 17 patients with eighth nerve or brain stem disorders and 20 normal control subjects. Comparison of crossed and uncrossed reflex thresholds provided an important diagnostic tool for differentiating the eighth… (More)

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