The Influence of Relaxation, Quality and Gain of Signals on Bera Latency

  • Z. Novotný

Abstract

Achievement of true brain stem signals is the basic condition for a good BERA recording. Only signals without artifacts can be sufficiently enhanced and computer processed. In our study, the patients who were not sufficiently relaxed had prolonged wave V latency and flat waves. Prolonged latency was ascertained in 22 cases (35.5%) from 62 BERA tests. There was no significant difference as regards the hearing thresholds, sex or age.

Keywords

Diazepam Haloperidol 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Novotný
    • 1
  1. 1.ENT DepartmentUniversity Hospital and PoliclinicPrague 2Czechoslovakia

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