Brainstem processing following unilateral and bilateral hearing-aid amplification

Piers Dawes*, Kevin J. Munro, Sridhar Kalluri, Brent Edwards

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Abstract

Following previous research suggesting hearing-aid experience may induce functional plasticity at the peripheral level of the auditory system, click-evoked auditory brainstem response was recorded at first fitting and 12 weeks after hearing-aid use by unilateral and bilateral hearing-aid users. A control group of experienced hearing-aid users was tested over a similar time scale. No significant alterations in auditory brainstem response latency or amplitude were identified in any group. This does not support the hypothesis of plastic changes in the peripheral auditory system induced by hearing-aid use for 12 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroReport
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • auditory acclimatization
  • auditory brainstem response
  • hearing aids
  • rehabilitation

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