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October 1975

Acoustic Reflex and Reflex Decay: Occurrence in Patients With Cochlear and Eighth Nerve Lesions

Author Affiliations

From the Audiology Division, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn (Dr Olsen), and the Auditory Research Laboratory, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago (Dr Noffsinger and Ms Kurdziel).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(10):622-625. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780390036009

• Acoustic reflex and reflex decay tests were administered to 50 normal ears, 50 ears with hearing loss due to noise trauma, 50 ears that had Ménière disease, and 28 ears that had involvement of the eighth nerve. In one normal ear, ten noise trauma ears, 11 Ménière disease ears, and 24 eighth nerve lesion ears no reflexes or reflex decay that were suggestive of retrocochlear lesions were observed. Acoustic reflex and reflex decay results are also compared to tone decay results for these patients.

(Arch Otolaryngol 101:622-625, 1975)

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