The Acoustic Reflex: New Perspectives on an Old Test
Webinar recording only, no CEU credit available.
Learning Level: Advanced
Presenter: James Hall, III, PhD
The acoustic reflex is an objective test unaffected by listener variables like age, sleep, language,
motivation, and cognitive status. Requiring little patient cooperation and only a few minutes to record,
the acoustic reflex is a sensitive index of dysfunction involving the middle ear, cochlea, portions of the
8th and 7th cranial nerves, and pathways within the brainstem. Most audiologists have instrumentation
for recording the acoustic reflex, yet few regularly apply this diagnostically powerful tool. This E-learning
seminar provides a practical and evidence-based review of acoustic reflex measurements and clinical
applications. Billing codes for acoustic reflex measurement are also discussed.