Otoacoustic Emissions

J. Siegel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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9 Scopus citations


In this chapter, I will attempt to provide a brief overview of the discovery, phenomenology, theoretical, and practical implications of otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). The focus will be on how OAE behavior relates to known characteristics of cochlear mechanics, the cochlear amplifier, and the physiology of hair cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAudition
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780123708809
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Ac voltage dependence
  • Active cochlear mechanics
  • Adaptation
  • Cochlear amplifier
  • Cochlear microphonic
  • Compressive nonlinearity
  • Distortion emissions
  • Distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE)
  • Hair cell transduction
  • Hair cells
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Outer hair cells
  • Place-fixed otoacoustic emissions
  • Prestin
  • Quasilinearity
  • Reflection emissions
  • Somatic motility
  • Spontaneous otoacoustic emission (SOAE)
  • Stereocilia bundle motor
  • Stimulus-frequency otoacoustic emissions (SFOAE)
  • Theory of coherent linear reflection filtering (CRF)
  • Transduction channels
  • Transduction current
  • Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE)
  • Wave-fixed otoacoustic emissions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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