otoacoustic emission

(redirected from Otoacoustic emissions)
Also found in: Acronyms.

otoacoustic emission (OAE),

sound emanating from the ear that can be recorded from minute microphones placed in the external auditory canal and is thought to be produced by the outer hair cells in the cochlea. Otoacoustic emissions occur spontaneously and can be evoked by acoustic stimuli; they are more prominent in women than in men and are particularly robust in infants. Indicative of the integrity of the auditory hair cells, they are measured to screen newborns for hearing impairment.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

o·to·a·cous·tic e·mis·sion

(OAE) (ō'tō-ă-kū'stik ē-mish'ŭn)
Sounds that issue from the external acoustic meatus as a result of vibrations originating within the cochlea.
See also: Kemp echo
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The effect of mode of delivery and hospital type on newborn hearing screening results using otoacoustic emissions: Based on screening age.
(DPOAE = distortion product otoacoustic emissions screening; ABR = auditory brainstem response.)
The most frequently found audiological profile is individuals with sensorineural hearing loss, with descending configuration, alteration of otoacoustic emissions by distortion product, as well as impairment in temporal ordering abilities and detection of noise gaps.
Hearing assessment was performed after two weeks of presentation with meningitis using otoacoustic emissions. First tympanometry was done to rule out conductive deafness.
Effects of noise and exercise on distortion product otoacoustic emissions. Hearing Research, 187(1-2), 12-24.
Universal newborn hearing screening using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions: results of the Rhode Island hearing assessment Project.
Evaluation of noise-induced hearing loss with audiometer and distortion product otoacoustic emissions. J Med Assoc Thail.
Visser-Dumont, "Distortion product otoacoustic emissions: A tool for hearing assessment and scientific study," Volta Review, vol.
Kim et al., "Auditory efferent feedback system deficits precede age-related hearing loss: contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions in mice," The Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol.
The children underwent a full ENT examination, tympanometry, transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) measurements, and automated ABR testing.