Maturation of auditory brainstem potentials in neonates and infants

Michael Beiser, Mordechai Z. Himelfarb, Shlomit Gold, Eliahu Shanon*

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Auditory brainstem evoked potentials (ABP) were recorded in 59 healthy neonates and infants whose age ranged from 3 days to 18 months (6 age groups). Latencies of individual waves and the interpeak latencies (IPL) of I-III, III-V and I-V were analysed. A different maturational pattern was observed in the pontomedullary and the pontomesencephalic segments of the brainstem. Latencies of all waves except wave I were longer in male than in female babies. Establishment of normative data related to the technical variables employed by the individual team is a sine qua non prerequisite for adequate neurological evaluation of ABP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1985


  • auditory brainstem evoked potential
  • auditory pathway maturation
  • infant
  • recording


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