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How Do GSI OAE Devices Handle Background Noise?

Laura Prigge, AuD

May 20, 2019

How do GSI OAE devices handle background noise?   Read More

Is it Possible to Customize the Screening Criteria on the GSI Corti?

Karen Morris, MS, CCC-A

October 19, 2018

Is it possible to customize the screening criteria on the GSI Corti?   Read More

Can Robust OAEs be Recorded with Patent PE Tubes?

James W. Hall III, PhD

January 2, 2018

Can robust otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) be recorded with patent pressure equalization (PE) tubes (called grommets in the UK)?   Read More


What is the Most Appropriate Protocol for Ototoxicity Monitoring with DPOAEs?

James W. Hall III, PhD

October 30, 2017

What is the most appropriate protocol for ototoxicity monitoring with DPOAEs (distortion product otoacoustic emissions)?   Read More


Using OAEs for Cochlear Mapping

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

June 11, 2012

Can you use OAE for cochlear mapping? And if so, can you explain the procedure?   Read More


What is the Physiology Behind Non-Suppression of OAEs in Auditory Neuropathy?

Gerald Popelka, PhD

March 10, 2008

What is the physiology behind non-suppression of OAE by ipsi/contra noise in cases of auditory neuropathy?   Read More

Standing Waves and Otoacoustic Emissions

Gerald Popelka, PhD

November 13, 2006

Another audiologist and I were discussing DPOAEs and a question about accurate high frequency results and standing waves arose. What is the possibility of standing waves in DPOAE testing? Does testing...   Read More


ASSR with Auditory Neuropathy

Steven D. Smith, AuD AuD, FAAA, CCC-A

July 17, 2006

I recently diagnosed a 2 year old male with bilateral auditory neuropathy using DPOAEs, TEOAEs and ABR with reversed polarity while under sedation. Due to time constraints in the OR, I was not able to...   Read More


OAEs and Auditory Neuropathy

Tabitha Parent, AuD

June 26, 2006

I understand that absent middle ear reflexes, normal otoacoustic emissions and an abnormal or absent auditory brainstem test are all consistencies with auditory neuropathy. However, with comprehensive...   Read More


Amplitude Variation in DPOAE

Rebekah F. Cunningham, PhD

March 27, 2006

Could you please explain, during a DPOAE test, if I were to leave the probe in a person's ear without taking it out at all, and I ran 3 tests with 5 minutes in between, why would the Absolute Amplitud...   Read More


False Negatives with Screening OAE

Gerald Popelka, PhD

June 27, 2005

Are there false negatives with screening OAE and if so, what is the percentage and how does this occur?   Read More

Limited v. Comprehensive OAEs

Rebekah F. Cunningham, PhD, Tabitha Parent, AuD

January 17, 2005

What is the difference between limited and comprehensive OAEs?   Read More


Monitoring for Ototoxicity with OAEs

Kathleen C. M. Campbell, PhD

November 8, 2004

How often should OAE testing be done to monitor for ototoxicity, and when should you stop testing?   Read More


Improving OAE Recordings in Neonates

Gerald Popelka, PhD

July 26, 2004

I have a problem acquiring OAE results in infants from birth through about two months of age. Our protocol is to provide hearing screening on all children before their discharge, especially those with...   Read More


CPT Code for Unsuccessful OAE Evaluation

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

April 5, 2004

What CPT code should you use when a diagnostic OAE evaluation could not be performed due to high internal noise and/or infant was very active?   Read More


CPT coding for OAE testing

Steven C. White, PhD, CCC-A

June 9, 2003

I work at an ENT clinic and we see adults as well as children (not newborns). Is 92588 the appropriate code to use for billing (for OAE testing) for both groups of patients? If not, what would the app...   Read More


ICD-9s for Newborn Follow-Up

Robert C. Fifer, PhD

November 25, 2002

When we see children for UNHS follow-up testing, we frequently see normal OAEs at both ears after failing the initial screening from either ear in the hospital. There is some disagreement regarding th...   Read More


OAE Stimulus Intensity

Theodore J. Glattke, PhD

October 14, 2002

What is the highest SPL that you should use if you're trying to record valid OAEs?   Read More

Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dys-Synchrony

Linda J. Hood, PhD

April 1, 2002

Patients with auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony (AN/AD) continue to present clinical challenges, particularly related to management. Clinical methods are available to accurately identify pati...   Read More


Infant Hearing Screening

Carole Campbell, MS, CCC-A, Roanne Karzon, PhD, CCC-A

November 5, 2001

What are the relative merits of ABR and OAE for screening premature infants?   Read More


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