acoustic reflex


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acoustic reflex

[ə′küs·tik ′rē‚fleks]
(neuroscience)
Brief, involuntary closure of the eyes due to stimulation of the acoustic nerve by a sudden sound.
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The author told him that the asymmetry was the product of an excessive and unnecessary use of masking, and the otologist agreed that the acoustic reflex results were consistent with a conductive, not a sensorineural, hearing loss.
Additional measurements may be made during tympanometry, especially the acoustic reflex and its decay.
Acoustic reflex testing revealed a cochlear site (moreso on the left) and no reflex decay.