Influence of Background Noise on the Early Components of the Averaged Electroencephalic Response to Clicks Early components of the averaged electroencephalic response (AER) were studied in 10 normal-hearing subjects. Clicks were presented monaurally at 24 dB SL in the presence of an ipsilateral white noise whose level was systematically varied. AER peak-to-peak amplitude and peak latency were measured. Response amplitude varied inversely with masker level; ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1973
Influence of Background Noise on the Early Components of the Averaged Electroencephalic Response to Clicks
 
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  • Linda Lou Smith
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Robert Goldstein
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1973
Influence of Background Noise on the Early Components of the Averaged Electroencephalic Response to Clicks
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1973, Vol. 16, 488-497. doi:10.1044/jshr.1603.488
History: Received June 26, 1972 , Accepted May 30, 1973
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1973, Vol. 16, 488-497. doi:10.1044/jshr.1603.488
History: Received June 26, 1972; Accepted May 30, 1973

Early components of the averaged electroencephalic response (AER) were studied in 10 normal-hearing subjects. Clicks were presented monaurally at 24 dB SL in the presence of an ipsilateral white noise whose level was systematically varied. AER peak-to-peak amplitude and peak latency were measured. Response amplitude varied inversely with masker level; latency did not vary systematically. No responses were detectable when the clicks were subjectively masked by the white noise.

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