The Aural-Overload Test: Twenty Years Later This paper reviews the underlying theory, the psychophysical test procedure, and the clinical applications of the aural-overload test. Clinical applications include (1) the delineation of persons susceptible to acoustic trauma, (2) the evaluation of postexposure damage to the auditory system, (3) assistance in site-of-lesion testing, and (4) the assessment of ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1978
The Aural-Overload Test: Twenty Years Later
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1978
The Aural-Overload Test: Twenty Years Later
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1978, Vol. 43, 34-46. doi:10.1044/jshd.4301.34
History: Received January 10, 1977 , Accepted May 23, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1978, Vol. 43, 34-46. doi:10.1044/jshd.4301.34
History: Received January 10, 1977; Accepted May 23, 1977

This paper reviews the underlying theory, the psychophysical test procedure, and the clinical applications of the aural-overload test. Clinical applications include (1) the delineation of persons susceptible to acoustic trauma, (2) the evaluation of postexposure damage to the auditory system, (3) assistance in site-of-lesion testing, and (4) the assessment of loudness recruitment. The relationship between aural-overload thresholds and speech-discrimination scores for normal and pathological ears is also discussed.

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