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August 1976

Electrocochleography in Children: A Retrospective Study

Author Affiliations

From the Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, and the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, School of Allied Health Professions, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(8):482-486. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780130076010

• A follow-up study of 35 children subjected to electrocochleography (Ecog) was conducted to determine (1) agreement of Ecog results with other audiometric measures obtained subsequently, and (2) accuracy of recommendations for patient management made on the basis of Ecog results. The latter was determined by parental experience, educational placement and achievement, and information from medical and paramedical personnel currently managing the children. These data indicate that Ecog test results are valuable in helping select between possible management alternatives in children who are not testable by behavioral means. However, discussion of two "problem" cases points to possible errors of management that could be made if Ecog results were the only available diagnostic information.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:482-486, 1976)

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