Using the Auditory Steady State Response to Record Response Amplitude Curves. A Possible Fast Objective Method for Diagnosing Dead Regions
Timothy Wilding, Colette McKay, Richard Baker, Terence Picton, Karolina Kluk
Ear and Hearing | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVES: To assess a novel objective method of measuring response amplitude curves (RACs) using auditory steady state responses in adults. DESIGN: RACs were recorded in 20 normal-hearing adults. The RACs were measured by recording the changes in the amplitude of the auditory steady state response in the presence of (1) swept frequency narrowband masking noise and (2) fixed narrowband masking noise. RESULTS: The mean recorded RAC tip frequency for a 2-kHz signal was 2250 Hz for the swept masker method and 2239 Hz for the fixed masker method. The estimated repeatability coefficients, calculated using an assumed mean difference of zero, were 389 Hz for the swept method and 342 Hz for the fix..View full abstract
Awarded by Medical Research Council
The work was supported by a United Kingdom Medical Research Council PhD studentship and Medical Research Council Project Grant G0802190.