Journal article

A comparison of 40 Hz auditory steady-state response (ASSR) and cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) thresholds in awake adult subjects

Dani Tomlin, Gary Rance, Kelley Graydon, Ioanna Tsialios

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Evoked potential thresholds using the 40 Hz auditory steady-state response (ASSR) and cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) were recorded at 500 Hz and 4000 Hz test frequencies in 36 subjects with normal acuity, and 30 subjects with sensorineural hearing loss. ASSR threshold sensation levels (SLs) were lower in ears with greater degrees of hearing loss, and for the 500 Hz stimulus. Mean SLs (maximum duration of a single recording: 89 seconds) were as follows at 500 Hz and 4000 Hz respectively: normal hearing group, 16.9+/-10.3 dB and 42.4+/-14.4 dB; mild-moderate group, 10.6+/-8.8 dB and 23.8+/-8.1 dB; severe-profound group, 10.0+/-13.2 dB and 21.5+/-18.9 dB. CAEP SLs showed no change wi..

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