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Original Article
July 1977

An Evaluation of Predicting Hearing Loss From the Acoustic Reflex

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(7):419-424. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780240077012

• 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.

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