An investigation of the use of the occluded forehead bone conduction method in a clinical setting

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Sarah Rowland Hodges (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mariana Newton

Abstract: The present investigation was designed to explore the use of occluded forehead bone conduction in a clinical setting. Specifically, the present study investigated the equivalence of unoccluded mastoid (UM) and occluded forehead (OF) bone conduction thresholds, and the extent to which the occlusion effect compensates for the loss of sensitivity associated with forehead placement. Additionally, this investigation determined if the pattern demonstrated by comparison of air conduction and unoccluded mastoid bone conduction (AC-UM) was unchanged when occluded forehead thresholds were substituted for unoccluded mastoid thresholds (AC-OF) in an air conduction-bone conduction comparison in various types of hearing loss.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
Middle ear $x Physiology

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