The following Smart Note covers the basic steps for acquiring AEP responses, when using the SmartEP software. These steps apply to SmartEP when used with the Duet, USB, USBLite, and Solo hardware platforms.
Learn the process of using the SmartEP software for the acquisition of click evoked ABR waveforms. This Smart Note includes information about electrode placement, acquisition parameters, and peak markings. This guidance applies for the Duet, USB, USBLite, and Solo hardware platforms.
The following Smart Note covers some suggestions for test settings for acquiring ABRs elicited by Tone Burst stimuli, when using the SmartEP software. These settings can be used with the Duet, USB, USBLite, and Solo hardware platforms.
Learn the how to use the IHS chirp stimuli in SmartEP and SmartEP-ASSR software. This Smart Note includes suggested acquisition settings for the acquisition of both ABR and ASSR waveforms. This guidance applies for the Duet, USB, USBLite, and Solo hardware platforms.
The following Smart Note covers the basic concepts for the acquisition of ASSR using the SmartEP-ASSR software. Topics includes suggested recommendations for electrode placement, testing strategies, test settings, and result analysis. SmartEP-ASSR is available for the Duet, USB, USBLite, and Solo hardware platforms
The HL or Hearing Level scale can be used to easily compare the hearing level differences between test subjects in the same population category. In human populations, this corrected scale is usually determined by the acquisition of behavioral thresholds. However, in cases where the population being tested cannot interactively provide threshold information, it may be necessary to find the normal expected ABR hearing threshold using electrophysiological responses. This Smart Note… Read More »Estimating electrophysiological threshold using SmartEP
The following Smart Note covers the basics concepts for use of the PetScreener software for the acquisition of Auditory Brainstem Responses, with may help diagnose certain auditory conditions in pets and other animals. Information includes suggested guidance for electrode placement, test protocol creation, and analysis.
Chained Stimuli is a method of acquiring AEP responses at multiple intensities in a concurrent manner. When stimulating using this method, the different stimulus intensities are presented either in a sequence or randomly. The method is useful when running a threshold search. This Smart Note includes information about electrode placement, acquisition parameters, and peak markings. This guidance applies for the Duet, USB, USBLite, and Solo hardware platforms.
The Loopback self-test procedure can be used to evaluate the performance of all hardware platforms for systems that include the SmartEP program. By connecting the sound output of the unit to the signal input of the amplifier, it is possible to assess the proper operation of most of the components. Note that this test does not evaluate the transducers, electrode leads, and electrodes; as these will be disconnected during the… Read More »Loopback self-test procedure for all hardware platforms
This Smart Note contains the basic instructions and workflow for acquisition of AEP screening results using the SmartScreener-Plus 2 software for the Solo and Duet hardware platforms, including use of the EarHug coupler.