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ERIC Number: EJ1146012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Normative Study of Wideband Acoustic Immittance Measures in Newborn Infants
Aithal, Sreedevi; Kei, Joseph; Aithal, Venkatesh; Manuel, Alehandrea; Myers, Joshua; Driscoll, Carlie; Khan, Asaduzzaman
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v60 n5 p1417-1426 May 2017
Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe normative aspects of wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) measures obtained from healthy White neonates. Method: In this cross-sectional study, wideband absorbance (WBA), admittance magnitude, and admittance phase were measured under ambient pressure condition in 326 ears from 203 neonates (M age = 45.9 hr) who passed a battery of tests, including automated auditory brainstem response, high-frequency tympanometry, and distortion product otoacoustic emissions. Results: Normative WBA data were in agreement with most previous studies. Normative data for both WBA and admittance magnitude revealed double-peaked patterns with the 1st peak at 1.25-2 kHz and the 2nd peak at 5-8 kHz, while normative admittance phase data showed 2 peaks at 0.8 and 4 kHz. There were no significant differences between ears or gender for the 3 WAI measures. Standard deviations for all 3 measures were highest at frequencies above 4 kHz. Conclusions: The 3 WAI measures between 1 kHz and 4 kHz may provide the most stable response of the outer and middle ear. WAI measures at frequencies above 4 kHz were more variable. The normative data established in the present study may serve as a reference for evaluating outer and middle ear function in neonates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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