Why are ear protectors recommended during the generation of motor evoked potentials (MEPs)?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The magnetic stimulator generates a high-intensity noise artifact that lasts about 1-2 milliseconds. Although no acoustic damage has been documented in humans, ear protectors attenuate the sound pressure level and have been recommended.


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