The auditory steady-state response: comparisons with the auditory brainstem response.
Barbara Cone-Wesson, Richard C Dowell, Dani Tomlin, Gary Rance, Wu Jia Ming
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology | Published : 2002
Two studies are reported in which the threshold estimates from auditory steady-state response (ASSR) tests are compared to those of click- or toneburst-evoked auditory brainstem responses (ABRs). The first, a retrospective review of 51 cases, demonstrated that both the click-evoked ABR and the ASSR threshold estimates in infants and children could be used to predict the pure-tone threshold. The second, a prospective study of normal-hearing adults, provided evidence that the toneburst-evoked ABR and the modulated tone-evoked ASSR thresholds were similar when both were detected with an automatic detection algorithm and that threshold estimates varied with frequency, stimulus rate, and detectio..View full abstract