A systematic review of stimulus parameters for eliciting distortion product otoacoustic emissions from adult humans

Petersen, Lucretia, Wilson, Wayne J. and Kathard, Harsha (2017) A systematic review of stimulus parameters for eliciting distortion product otoacoustic emissions from adult humans. International Journal of Audiology, 1-10. doi:10.1080/14992027.2017.1290282


Author Petersen, Lucretia
Wilson, Wayne J.
Kathard, Harsha
Title A systematic review of stimulus parameters for eliciting distortion product otoacoustic emissions from adult humans
Journal name International Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1708-8186
1499-2027
Publication date 2017-02-20
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14992027.2017.1290282
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: The objective of this study is to review the scientific literature to determine if a set of stimulus parameters can be described to elicit distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) of higher absolute level and/or greater reliability in healthy adult humans and higher sensitivity and specificity in adults with cochlear lesions.

Design: Systematic review.

Study sample: Searches of four electronic databases yielded 47 studies that had used different parameters to elicit DPOAEs from within or between-groups of adult humans.

Results: The wide range of stimulus parameters used in the reviewed studies saw a wide range of reported values for DPOAE level, reliability, and sensitivity and specificity to cochlear lesions.

Conclusion: The most commonly used stimulus parameters for eliciting DPOAEs from adult humans have included frequency ratios for the two primary tones (f2/f1) of between 1.04 and 1.4 and levels (L1/L2) of 65/55 dB SPL. The most commonly used parameters for eliciting DPOAEs of higher level in healthy adults appear to be linked to f2/f1 values between 1.20 and 1.22 and L1/L2 levels of 75/75 dB SPL. The stimulus parameters for eliciting DPOAEs of greater reliability in healthy adults and higher sensitivity and specificity in adults with cochlear lesions have yet to be clearly determined.
Keyword Adults
Distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs)
Evidence-based practice
Stimulus parameters
Systematic review
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