Ipsilateral Acoustic-Reflex Adaptation Testing for Detection of Facial-Nerve Pathology Three Case Studies Reports
Reports  |   November 01, 1988
Ipsilateral Acoustic-Reflex Adaptation Testing for Detection of Facial-Nerve Pathology
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1988
Ipsilateral Acoustic-Reflex Adaptation Testing for Detection of Facial-Nerve Pathology
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1988, Vol. 53, 378-382. doi:10.1044/jshd.5304.378
History: Received March 30, 1987 , Accepted September 28, 1987
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1988, Vol. 53, 378-382. doi:10.1044/jshd.5304.378
History: Received March 30, 1987; Accepted September 28, 1987

Abnormal acoustic-reflex adaptation monitored in the same ear for both contralaterally and ipsilaterally presented tonal activators is reported in three cases. One case had Bell's palsy, whereas the other two cases had no clinically observable evidence of seventh-nerve involvement. These cases show that the existence of abnormal acoustic-reflex adaptation in the absence of Bell's palsy does not necessarily implicate the presence of eighth-nerve pathology.

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