The Use of Alternated Stimuli to Reduce Response Decrement in the Auditory Testing of Newborn Infants Two narrow-band noises, one centered on 2000 Hz (Stimulus A), the other on 1250 Hz (Stimulus B), were used to study behavioral response decrement among 400 newborn infants. A set of three presentations was administered to each subject at 90 dB SPL. Interstimulus intervals were not less than 60 seconds. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1971
The Use of Alternated Stimuli to Reduce Response Decrement in the Auditory Testing of Newborn Infants
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Daniel Ling
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Carole Heaney
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Donald G. Doehring
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1971
The Use of Alternated Stimuli to Reduce Response Decrement in the Auditory Testing of Newborn Infants
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1971, Vol. 14, 531-534. doi:10.1044/jshr.1403.531
History: Received December 15, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1971, Vol. 14, 531-534. doi:10.1044/jshr.1403.531
History: Received December 15, 1969

Two narrow-band noises, one centered on 2000 Hz (Stimulus A), the other on 1250 Hz (Stimulus B), were used to study behavioral response decrement among 400 newborn infants. A set of three presentations was administered to each subject at 90 dB SPL. Interstimulus intervals were not less than 60 seconds. For half of the subjects, stimuli within sets were repeated (either AAA or BBB); for the remainder, alternated (either ABA or BAB). Response decrement occurred under the first condition, but not under the second.

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