• Three different formulas used in predicting hearing level from acoustic reflex data have been suggested. Acoustic reflex information is also used in predicting slope of hearing loss.
Seventy-four normal and hearing-impaired persons were tested, and predictions of level and slope of hearing were compared with pure tone hearing thresholds. The results indicate that the Niemeyer-Sesterhenn and Jerger unweighted formulas yield comparable results and are preferable to the Jerger weighted formula. Predictions of slope of hearing loss are equivocal.
Keith RW. An Evaluation of Predicting Hearing Loss From the Acoustic Reflex. Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(7):419–424. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780240077012
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