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August 1984

Site of Lesion Testing: Audiometric Interpretation,

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(8):559. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800340071025

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This book was compiled as a companion to standard audiology texts on impedance-admittance (immittance) audiometry and behavioral tests for differential evaluation of sensorineural function. Using a programmed instruction format, the objective is to provide additional insight into the interpretation of various auditory tests and their diagnostic significance.

Section 1, written by Gladstone, briefly summarizes the basic information on tympanometry, static immittance, and clinical implications derived from observing acoustic reflex dynamics. Clinical data on 24 cases are presented, together with specific questions (and answers) designed to illustrate relationships between test findings and functional conditions.

Section 2, written by Kaplan, includes ten cases illustrating various applications of Bekesy audiometry, six examples using different tone decay protocols, alternate loudness balance recruitment results in five cases, and implications of standard and high-level Short Increment Sensitivity Index test findings in four individuals. Performance-intensity functions for phonetically balanced words are illustrated in five cases, and are

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