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ipsi refelx decay

BJPARKER bjparker at aol.com
Thu Aug 31 23:50:56 EST 1995

The reflex decay question is of interset to me because a fellow
audiologist and I have also had several discussions on the topic.  Her
belief was that ipsi-decay should not be done because of distortion in the
measurement.  My feeling was it should be as accurate as an ipsi reflex
measure.  I have done ipsi and contra decay on many people and have found
both measures to be reliable. Confirmed 8th nerve lesions gave predictable
decay responses. (Nothing like reporting subjective data!!) 

I like having both ipsi and contra information especially if I am
seriously looking for retrocochlear information.  In conjunction with
reflex thresholds it can help clear up the picture when used in
conjunction with ABR.  I would love to know of a good study that evaluated
this issue.  Anybody know of some????


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