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Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials and Other Auditory Evoked Potentials 

Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials and Other Auditory Evoked Potentials
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Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials and Other Auditory Evoked Potentials
Author(s):

Abeer J. Hani

, and Aatif M. Husain

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190228484.003.0042
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date: 21 October 2019

Auditory evoked potentials (AEP) are used to evaluate the auditory pathways. Clinically the most useful AEPs are short-latency AEP, also known as brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs). As their name implies, BAEPs are used to assess the auditory pathways in the brainstem. This chapter focuses on BAEPs. The basic neuroanatomy of the generators of the BAEP waveforms is reviewed, followed by a detailed description of the techniques used to obtain BAEP and factors that may impact the results. A description of the interpretation and applications of BAEPs is provided with discussion of the significance of the changes in amplitude, absolute latencies, and interpeak latencies of the BAEP waveforms. An overview of other auditory evoked potentials is also provided.

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