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Difficult to test adults

James G. Odom jgodom at eramp.net
Fri Aug 1 21:09:26 EST 1997

SeaCapn at aol.com wrote:
> I work in a rehab hospital and test many patients who have had strokes or
> head injuries.  For the pts who can't do behavioral testing, we can do ABR
> but the MDs are reluctant to sedate for that, so it is not very useful.  Does
> anyone have experience using MLRs or OAEs with this population?  Any
> suggestions would be appreciated!
> Linda

I work in a VA hospital which has a good percentage of difficult to test
(psychiatric, head injury, stroke, etc.).  Have had fair luck with
DPOAE, but often have problems with them sitting still, and also
encounter many with excessive cerumen.

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