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Otoacoustic Emissions: Measurement, Data and Interrelations

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The present study was designed to investigate the relationship among subject's biological factors, stimulus parameters, and otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), as well as the interrelations among different forms of OAEs. Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs), transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) and distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) were measured in 16 normal-hearing human subjects. The results showed (1) a gender effect on the presence/absence of SOAEs, and on the response levels of TEOAEs and DPOAEs, (2) a tendency of right ear OAE advantage, and (3) that the presence/absence of SOAEs playa role in the response level of TEOAEs, which was correlated with the response level of DPOAEs. We have concluded that the different forms of OAEs describe the status of the cochlear function from somewhat different perspectives. Moreover, some issues, e.g. the estimation of true TEOAEs from commonly recorded TEOAE; and a possible solution for the problems of ear canal standing waves in measuring DPOAEs were discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1998

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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