Interaural Attenuation of a Click Stimulus Using Deep and Shallow Placement of an Insert Earphone The effect of deep versus shallow insertion of the ER-3A insert earphone on interaural attenuation (IA) of a click stimulus was examined. IA values for five subjects with profound unilateral hearing loss were obtained. The results (a mean IA difference of 2 dB between the two insertion depths) indicated that ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1993
Interaural Attenuation of a Click Stimulus Using Deep and Shallow Placement of an Insert Earphone
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Douglas W. Laws, PhD
    University of Wyoming Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department, P.O. Box 3311, Laramie, WY 82071-3311
  • Susan M. Roller
    University of Wyoming Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department, P.O. Box 3311, Laramie, WY 82071-3311
  • Cecyle K. Perry
    University of Wyoming Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Department, P.O. Box 3311, Laramie, WY 82071-3311
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Hearing Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   November 01, 1993
Interaural Attenuation of a Click Stimulus Using Deep and Shallow Placement of an Insert Earphone
American Journal of Audiology, November 1993, Vol. 2, 60-63. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0203.60
History: Received November 6, 1992 , Accepted July 13, 1993
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1993, Vol. 2, 60-63. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0203.60
History: Received November 6, 1992; Accepted July 13, 1993

The effect of deep versus shallow insertion of the ER-3A insert earphone on interaural attenuation (IA) of a click stimulus was examined. IA values for five subjects with profound unilateral hearing loss were obtained. The results (a mean IA difference of 2 dB between the two insertion depths) indicated that IAs for deep insertion were not significantly different from IAs for shallow insertion. Thus deep insertion of insert earphones to achieve larger IA values was not recommended for click stimuli.

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