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Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 243-248

Measurement Variables Affecting the Evaluation of Acoustic Reflex In Humans

Rajesh Tripathy1, Jayasankar Panda 2, Dr. Udit Saxena 3

1Research Scholar, Department Of Psychology, Gauhati University, Assam
2Speech Therapist, Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training Research, Cuttack, Odisha
3Associate Professor, RP institute of Speech and Audiology, Karnal, Haryana

Corresponding Author: Rajesh Tripathy


Acoustic reflex threshold, reflex decay, reflex growth function and reflex latencies are the various measures of acoustic reflex. All these measures have proved to be useful measures in the assessment of peripheral and central (lower brainstem) auditory system and also the functioning of middle ear muscles in humans. These auditory physiological measures are influenced by subject and procedural variables. This review article aimed to highlight all the procedural variables that may affect the measures of acoustic reflexes. Methods used in various studies for the measurements of acoustic reflexes were studied and compared. This article will help researcher and clinical in designing/selecting a strong theoretical based framework and procedural guidelines to improve measurement of acoustic reflexes in their respective settings.

Key words: Acoustic reflex threshold, Acoustic reflex growth function, Acoustic reflex latency, Acoustic reflex decay

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