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September 1971

Evoked Response Audiometry: Psychiatric Patients

Author Affiliations

Anna, Ill
From the Anna State Psychiatric Hospital, Anna, Ill. Mr. Roeser and Dr. Price are now at the Department of Habilitative Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(3):208-213. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070202005
Abstract

Averaged evoked auditory responses were recorded during two experiments with subjects hospitalized for psychiatric disorders. Subjects from experiment 1 were testable by conventional pure tone audiometry and subjects from experiment 2 were untestable by conventional pure tone audiometry. Results indicated that evoked auditory responses obtained from subjects during experiment 1 were similar to those reported for normal subjects. When used as a diagnostic technique with the subjects from experiment 2 the evoked response technique was less effective than with the subjects from experiment 1. Both experimental groups had subjects who could not be tested by the evoked response technique.

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