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VEMP using a new low-frequency bone conduction transducer

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, September 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 212)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
VEMP using a new low-frequency bone conduction transducer
Published in
Medical Devices : Evidence and Research, September 2018
DOI 10.2147/mder.s171369
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Bo Håkansson, Karl-Johan Fredén Jansson, Tomas Tengstrand, Leif Johannsen, Måns Eeg-Olofsson, Cristina Rigato, Elisabeth Dahlström, Sabine Reinfeldt

Abstract

A new prototype bone conduction (BC) transducer B250, with an emphasized low-frequency response, is evaluated in vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) investigations. The aim was to compare cervical (cVEMP) and ocular (oVEMP) responses using tone bursts at 250 and 500 Hz with BC stimulation using the B250 and the conventional B81 transducer and by using air conduction (AC) stimulation. Three normal subjects were investigated in a pilot study. BC stimulation was applied to the mastoids in cVEMP, and both mastoid and forehead in oVEMP investigations. BC stimulation was found to reach VEMP thresholds at considerably lower hearing levels than in AC stimulation (30-40 dB lower oVEMP threshold at 250 Hz). Three or more cVEMP and oVEMP responses at consecutive 5 dB increasing mastoid stimulation levels were only obtained in all subjects using the B250 transducer at 250 Hz. Similar BC thresholds were obtained for both ipsilateral and contralateral mastoid stimulation. Forehead stimulation, if needed, may require a more powerful vibration output. Viable VEMP responses can be obtained at a considerably lower hearing level with BC stimulation than by AC stimulation. The cVEMP and oVEMP responses were similar when measured on one side and with the B250 attached to both ipsilateral and contralateral mastoids.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 13 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 31%
Student > Bachelor 3 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 4 31%
Unspecified 3 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 15%
Neuroscience 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 198. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 September 2018.
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#67,101
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#4
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Outputs of similar age from Medical Devices : Evidence and Research
#1
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