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Jeffrey Sirianni sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Sat Apr 29 11:28:04 EST 1995

In article <3nqb9v$2em at news.primenet.com>, eric at Primenet.Com (Eric Smith) says:
>Does anyone reading this know what causes recruitment?  Is this an
>appropriate question for this forum, or should it be considered a
>medical question rather than an audiology question?

This sure is a $64,000 question !!!

As most of us know, recruitment is defined as an "abnormal growth of
loudness" found primarily in persons with sensorineural hearing loss.
The exact mechanism that causes this abnormal growth of loudness is still
unknown, but I guess that it is related to damaged hair cells in conjunction
with the neural mechanisms involved in hearing.  Lots of hand waving, but no
real solution to your question...

Jeff Sirianni     @(((<{
University of Texas at Austin
Communication Sciences and Disorders
CMA, 2nd Floor Clinic
Austin, TX  78712-1089
sirianni at uts.cc.utexas.edu
jgsaudio at aol.com

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