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SCHOCHAT, Eliane et al. Auditory processing: comparision between auditory middle latency response and temporal pattern tests. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.2, pp. 314-322. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462009000200017.
PURPOSE: to check the concordance between the Middle Latency Response and temporal processing tests. METHODS: 155 normal hearing subjects of both genders (age group range between 7 to 16 years) were evaluated with the Pitch and Duration Pattern Tests (behavioral) and Middle Latency Response (electrophysiologic) and divided into two groups: normal and abnormal, according to their test results. RESULTS: among all subjects, 30% showed abnormality in the tests, except for the Middle Latency Response that was under 17.4%. The pitch and duration patterns (right and left ears) agreed until 12 years of age. From 13 years, there was a greater number of alteration in the pitch patterns than in the duration patterns. The pitch and duration patterns (right and left ears) and MLR did not show concordance. For the 7 and 8-year-old group, the combination pitch and duration patterns normal/abnormal Middle Latency Response had greater occurrence than the combination pitch and duration patterns abnormal / normal Middle Latency Response. For the other groups the opposite occurred. There was not statistical difference among the age groups regarding normal and abnormal results for the pitch patterns (right and left ears) and Middle Latency Response, the duration patterns showed more abnormal results for the 9, 10 years old group. CONCLUSION: it was not possible to verify concordance between the Middle Latency Response and behavioral evaluation of Frequency and Duration Patterns Test.
Palabras llave : Electrophysiology; Auditory Perception; Hearing Disorders; Evaluation.