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Clinical Applications of the Auditory Brainstem Response, 1st Edition

  • Linda J. Hood Ph.D. Assoc. Professor Kresge Hearing Research Lab. of South...Louisana State Univ., New Orleans
  • ISBN-10: 1565932005  |  ISBN-13: 9781565932005
  • 301 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.50



Focusing on the auditory brainstem response (ABR) and its applications in evaluating neural disorders and hearing sensitivity, Clinical Applications of the Auditory Brainstem Response is an essential tool for every audiologist. This practical, hands-on manual provides the information necessary to understand the bases for and applications of the auditory brainstem response in clinical practice, presenting substantive, valuable information on both performance and interpretation of the measures.

Features and Benefits

  • An invaluable, "hands-on" practical guide to understanding the base for and applications of ABR
  • Describes clearly measurement techniques, instrumentation, stimulus parameters, recording parameters and subject variables that can affect the responses
  • Discusses clinical applications of the auditory brainstem response in neurological evaluation
  • Includes many cases studies to highlight the principles and techniques covered in the manual
  • Discusses applications of the ABR in newborn hearing screening and intraoperative monitoring

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Lazlo Stein, Ph.D. Foreword by Charles Berlin, Ph.D. Acknowledgments. Preface. THE NORMAL AUDITORY BRAINSTEM RESPONSE. Introduction and Overview. The Normal Auditory Brainstem Response. Acquisition of the ABR. Stimulus, Recording, and Patient Factors influencing the ABR. Clinical Applications of the ABR. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE ABR IN NEUROLOGICAL TESTING. Clinical Application of the ABR in Estimating Hearing Sensitivity. Testing Infants and Children with Physiologic Measures. CASE STUDIES AND REPORT WRITING. ABR Cases Studies. Reporting ABR TEst Results. Appendix: ABR Laboratory Exercises and Protocol Practice. Glossary. Reference. Index.