otoacoustic

Referring to the very faint sounds produced by the ear; thought to represent mechanical vibrations in the cochlea.

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  • otoacoustic — adjective Of or pertaining to sounds generated by the inner ear …   Wiktionary

  • Otoacoustic emission — An otoacoustic emission (OAE) is a sound which is generated from within the inner ear. Having been predicted by Thomas Gold in 1948, its existence was first demonstrated experimentally by David Kemp in 1978[1] and otoacoustic emissions have since …   Wikipedia

  • otoacoustic emissions — OAE; = Kemp echoes tiny sounds that emerge from the inner ear either spontaneously (spontaneous otoacoustic emissions, SOAE) or shortly after the ear is exposed to an external sound (evoked otoacoustic emissions, EOAE). An objective test of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • otoacoustic emissions — tiny sounds that emerge from the inner ear either spontaneously or shortly after the ear is exposed to an external sound. An objective test of hearing has been developed using otoacoustic emissions. The test equipment creates a small sound and… …   Medical dictionary

  • otoacoustic emission test — noun an audiological procedure which measures otoacoustic emissions to assess hearing. Abbrev.: OAET …   Australian English dictionary

  • otoacoustic emission — /ˌoʊtoʊəkustɪk əˈmɪʃən/ (say .ohtohuhkoohstik uh mishuhn) noun the sound produced in the ear in response to stimulation by the outer hair cells in the cochlea and reflected back through the middle ear into the auditory canal. Abbrev.: OAE …   Australian English dictionary

  • transient evoked otoacoustic emissions — (TEOAE) sounds produced by the cochlea in response to sound stimuli, measured by a microphone placed in the external auditory canal; used to test the integrity of the cochlea in screening neonates for sensorineural hearing loss …   Medical dictionary

  • OAE — otoacoustic emission * * * see otoacoustic emissions * * * otoacoustic emissions …   Medical dictionary

  • OAE — • otoacoustic emission …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • OAE — otoacoustic emission …   Australian English dictionary

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