Original Article: PDF OnlyThe Effects of Click Rate on the Auditory Brain Stem Response (ABR) in Patients with Varying Degrees of HIV-Infection A Pilot StudyBankaitis, Aukse E.Author Information University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and University of Cincinnati Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio Address correspondence to: Aukse E. Bankaitis, M.A., University of Cincinnati, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 332 Braunstein (M.L. 03791, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0379. Received August 15, 1994; accepted November 22, 1994. Ear and Hearing: June 1995 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 321-324 Buy Abstract This study investigated the effects of click rate on the latencies of the auditory brain stem response (ABR) in subjects with varying degrees of HIV-infection. ABRS were evoked with broad-band clicks presented at rates of 21.1/sec and 61.1/sec in 13 AIDS patients, 9 HIV-infected patients, and 9 HIV-negative volunteers. The latency of waves I, III, and V were measured and analyzed. Statistically significant delays in wave V latency utilizing both click rates occurred for the AIDS group only, however, a comparison of the wave V latency group means obtained with both click rates revealed a demographic pattern that may be indicative of early neurological involvement in asymptomatic HIV-infected individuals. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.