Handedness effects in transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in school children

Driscoll, C., Kei, J. and McPherson, B. (2002) Handedness effects in transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in school children. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 13 8: 403-406.

Author Driscoll, C.
Kei, J.
McPherson, B.
Title Handedness effects in transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in school children
Journal name Journal of the American Academy of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-0545
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 13
Issue 8
Start page 403
End page 406
Total pages 4
Editor James Jerger
Place of publication Canada
Publisher B.C. Decker Inc.
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321025 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Hearing and Speech
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract Handedness, as a potentially influencing, nonpathologic factor, has not been investigated in relation to transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). The present study aimed to examine the effects of handedness on the TEOAE spectrum in entry-level schoolchildren, with attention also to possible ear asymmetry. A total of 228 subjects (114 males, 114 females, mean age = 6.3 years) were tested using the ILO292 Otodynamics Analyzer (Quickscreen mode) in quiet rooms in 22 schools. For statistical analysis, subjects were matched for factors such as handedness, gender, age, and history of recent ear infection. The results from subjects with passing TEOAE, pure-tone screening, and tympanometry revealed no significant handedness effect overall, although a significant ear asymmetry effect on the measurement parameters of AB difference, noise level, response level, whole-wave reproducibility, band reproducibility, and signal-to-noise ratios was found.
Keyword Ear asymmetry
Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions
Q-Index Code C1

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