A normative study of distortion product otoacoustic emissions in six-year-old school children

O'Rourke, Clare, Kei, Joseph, Smyth, Veronica and Driscoll, Carlie (2002) A normative study of distortion product otoacoustic emissions in six-year-old school children. International Journal of Audiology, 41 3: 162-169. doi:10.3109/14992020209077180


Author O'Rourke, Clare
Kei, Joseph
Smyth, Veronica
Driscoll, Carlie
Title A normative study of distortion product otoacoustic emissions in six-year-old school children
Journal name International Journal of Audiology
ISSN 1499-2027; 1078-8186
Publication date 2002-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/14992020209077180
Volume 41
Issue 3
Start page 162
End page 169
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject 329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
321019 Paediatrics
321210 Community Child Health
321214 Health and Community Services
C1
Abstract Evoked otoacoustic emissions have demonstrated potential for application in the community-based hearing screening of paediatric populations. Distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs), as opposed to transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs), have not been extensively researched in this regard. The current study aimed to describe the range of DPOAE values obtained in a large cohort (1576 ears) of 6-year-old children in school settings and to examine possible ear asymmetry, gender and history of ear infection effects on the data. Results indicated a variety of significant effects, particularly in the high frequencies, for DPOAE signal-to-noise ratio. The measurement parameter, DPOAE amplitude (DP-amp), was found to display potentially less clinical applicability due to large standard deviation values. Use of descriptive normative data, as derived in the present investigation, may contribute toward future improvements in the hearing screening of 6-year-old schoolchildren
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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