High-resolution distortion-product otoacoustic emissions. Method and clinical applications (German)
Dr.-Ing. A. Lodwig, Dr.-Ing. J. Müller, Dr.-Ing. J. A. Oswald and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. med. habil. Th. Janssen, 2014
Unlike pure tone thresholds that assess both peripheral and central sound processing, distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) selectively mirror the functioning of the cochlear amplifier. High resolution DPOAEs are missing in the toolbox of routine audiometry due to the fact that high resolution DPOAE measurements are more time-consuming when compared to normal clinical DP grams with rough frequency resolution. Measurements of high resolution DPOAEs allow an early assessment of beginning sensory cell damage due to sound overexposure or administration of ototoxic drugs. When using a rough grid, sensory cell damage would be overlooked as in the early state damage only appears at some distinct cochlear sites. A review is given on the method and application of high resolution DPOAEs.
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