Insert Earphone Depth and the Occlusion Effect Twenty individuals were tested to determine the occlusion effect caused by supraaural earphones and by insert earphones with shallow and deep insertion of its foam eartip. The bone-conduction oscillator was placed both on the forehead and the mastoid. It was concluded that using deeply inserted earphones is the most practical ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 2000
Insert Earphone Depth and the Occlusion Effect
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Margaret S. Dean
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Frederick N. Martin, PhD
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
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Hearing Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   December 01, 2000
Insert Earphone Depth and the Occlusion Effect
American Journal of Audiology, December 2000, Vol. 9, 131-134. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2000/011)
History: Received January 26, 2000 , Accepted June 30, 2000
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2000, Vol. 9, 131-134. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2000/011)
History: Received January 26, 2000; Accepted June 30, 2000

Twenty individuals were tested to determine the occlusion effect caused by supraaural earphones and by insert earphones with shallow and deep insertion of its foam eartip. The bone-conduction oscillator was placed both on the forehead and the mastoid. It was concluded that using deeply inserted earphones is the most practical way in which to carry out clinical bone-conduction measurements.

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