Short-Term Habituation of the Infant Auditory Evoked Response Short-term habituation of the vertex auditory evoked response was studied in six infants (age 10 to 14 weeks). The infants were presented trains of four synthetic speech stimuli. The average amplitude of the evoked responses was largest to the first member of the stimulus train and then decreased rapidly. The ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1973
Short-Term Habituation of the Infant Auditory Evoked Response
 
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  • Michael F. Dorman
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • Robert Hoffmann
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1973
Short-Term Habituation of the Infant Auditory Evoked Response
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1973, Vol. 16, 637-641. doi:10.1044/jshr.1604.637
History: Received March 30, 1973 , Accepted October 16, 1973
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1973, Vol. 16, 637-641. doi:10.1044/jshr.1604.637
History: Received March 30, 1973; Accepted October 16, 1973

Short-term habituation of the vertex auditory evoked response was studied in six infants (age 10 to 14 weeks). The infants were presented trains of four synthetic speech stimuli. The average amplitude of the evoked responses was largest to the first member of the stimulus train and then decreased rapidly. The average amplitudes to the second, third, and fourth stimuli in the train were 36, 41, and 22% of the first stimulus amplitude, respectively. The results suggest that the auditory evoked response of awake infants satisfies several of the criteria for short-term habituation.

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