In defense of SISIs. The short increment sensitivity index.

@article{Cooper1976InDO,
  title={In defense of SISIs. The short increment sensitivity index.},
  author={J. C. Cooper and J. Owen},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  year={1976},
  volume={102 7},
  pages={
          396-9
        }
}
We review the Short Increment Sensitivity Index (SISI) in terms of its performance with a variety of sites of lesion and its likely physiologic basis. We conclude that its original schema can be broadened to extend its clinical application if changes are made in the parameters of its routine use. The two major changes involve (1) a presentation level of no less than 90 dB hearing threshold level (HTL) and (2) a bimodal interpretation of results based on the premise that high scores indicate… Expand

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