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What is the Most Efficient Way to Measure Reflex Thresholds?

Laura Prigge, AuD

May 10, 2019

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What is the most efficient way to measure reflex thresholds?

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The most efficient way to measure reflex thresholds on the GSI TympStar Pro is through an auto sequence. An auto sequence is something that is set up and defined in the configuration application. An auto sequence always starts with a tympanogram and then moves immediately into the reflex screen and goes through the ipsilateral and contralateral reflexes that were defined. The second most efficient way to do a reflex threshold is through threshold seek. This is when you maybe don't know all the reflex stimuli that you would like to use and so you would determine the start and stop decibel level of your reflexes and then perform the automatic threshold seek per frequency. The difference between threshold seek and auto sequence is that you must press the start button for each stimulus frequency, but threshold seek is still very efficient. At the end of all these auto sequences or threshold seeks, you can go into the zoom function and interpret the results that were automatically picked by the TympStar Pro to make sure that they're accurate.

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laura prigge

Laura Prigge, AuD

Clinical Application Specialist

Laura Prigge, AuD is an Application Specialist with GSI.  Laura received her Doctorate of Audiology degree from AT Still University, a Master's of Arts in Audiology from UCONN and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Western Illinois University.   Laura’s 20+ years of experience includes providing manufacturing support for a leading hearing aid manufacturer as well as technical audiology training and support for an international audiologic equipment company.   Prior to that, she managed education and training at another hearing aid manufacturer and conducted audiologic evaluations on children, adults, and geriatric patients at a retail hearing center. 


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