Localization ability in infants with simulated unilateral hearing loss

M. C. Auslander, Dawna E Lewis, L. Schulte, P. G. Stelmachowicz

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This study investigated the feasibility of using a localization task to rule out unilateral hearing loss in infants. Fourcorner localization ability was assessed in 29 normalhearing infants (9-20 mo) using four different test stimuli. In these same infants, a mild unilateral hearing loss was simulated by occlusion of the external auditory canal and the test sequence was repeated. Analysis of front-back, right-left, and combined errors for each of the test stimuli revealed that this type of task may allow detection of unilateral hearing loss as slight as 25 dB HL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-376
Number of pages6
JournalEar and hearing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing

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