Oto-Acoustic Emissions (OAE)

This test is used to determine cochlear status, or the cilia hair function. Normally, the cochlea does not just receive sound, it also produces sounds called (oto-acoustic emissions) OAEs as the cilia hair cells expand and contract.

During this hearing test, no response is required from the patient. The information we gather from the OAE test can be used in one of several ways:

  • Screen hearing in newborns, infants, or developmentally disabled individuals
  • Partially estimate hearing sensitivity
  • Differentiate between sensory and neural components of hearing loss
  • Test for functional or feigned, hearing loss

DID YOU KNOW?

There are four types of oto-acoustic emissions (OAE) that can be measured during the test:

  1. Spontaneous oto-acoustic emissions, which are sounds emitted spontaneously without an acoustic stimulus
  2. Transient oto-acoustic emissions, which are sounds emitted in response to acoustic stimuli of very short duration such as clicks or tone bursts
  3. Distortion product oto-acoustic emissions, which are sounds emitted in response to two simultaneous tones
  4. Sustained-frequency oto-acoustic emissions, which are sounds emitted in response to a continuous tone or sound.

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Happy Patients

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

Lisa B.

Happy Patients

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !!Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience !!

Gordon O.

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Oto-Acoustic Emissions (OAE) was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Olivia