Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in infants: Effects of gender, ear asymmetry and activity status

Kei, Joseph, McPherson, Bradley, Smyth, Veronica, Latham, Simon and Loscher, Jennifer (1997) Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in infants: Effects of gender, ear asymmetry and activity status. International Journal of Audiology, 36 2: 61-71.

Author Kei, Joseph
McPherson, Bradley
Smyth, Veronica
Latham, Simon
Loscher, Jennifer
Title Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in infants: Effects of gender, ear asymmetry and activity status
Journal name International Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1499-2027
1708-8186
Publication date 1997-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 61
End page 71
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the effects of gender, ear asymmetry and activity status of infants on various measures of transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE), including signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and reproducibility of emissions, using TEOAE as a mass screening procedure in a community health setting. Five hundred and sixty-eight infants were screened for hearing at two months of age, before immunization. The ILO88 Otodynamic Analyzer Quickscreen program was used for all testing with pass/fail criteria similar to those used in the Rhode Island hearing assessment project. The results indicated a significant difference in SNR across sex, with females showing a higher mean SNR. The right ear was found to have higher values in ‘reproducibility’ and ‘response level’ than the left ear. A significant difference in SNR across activity states was also evident. Implications from these findings, as applied to community-based screening programs, are discussed.
Keyword Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions
Community health
Hearing screening
Infants
Hearing-Loss
Prevalence
Newborns
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Conference: 12th National Conference of the Audiological-Society-of-Australia Location: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA Date: APR 29-MAY 02, 1996

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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