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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 847506, 6 pages
Research Article

Resting Heart Rate and Auditory Evoked Potential

Department of Speech Therapy and Audiology, Faculty of Philosophy and Sciences, UNESP, Avenida Hygino Muzzi Filho 737, 17525-900 Marília, SP, Brazil

Received 5 December 2014; Revised 17 January 2015; Accepted 30 January 2015

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai

Copyright © 2015 Simone Fiuza Regaçone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between rest heart rate (HR) and the components of the auditory evoked-related potentials (ERPs) at rest in women. We investigated 21 healthy female university students between 18 and 24 years old. We performed complete audiological evaluation and measurement of heart rate for 10 minutes at rest (heart rate monitor Polar RS800CX) and performed ERPs analysis (discrepancy in frequency and duration). There was a moderate negative correlation of the N1 and P3a with rest HR and a strong positive correlation of the P2 and N2 components with rest HR. Larger components of the ERP are associated with higher rest HR.