Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) have been analyzed in a population of 134 ears, divided into three classes: (1) nonexposed ears in bilaterally normal hearing subjects, (2) audiometrically normal ears of subjects exposed to noise and affected by unilateral high-frequency (f>3 kHz) hearing loss in the contralateral ear, and (3) the contralateral impaired ears of the exposed subjects. The statistical distributions of global and spectral signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) were analyzed. TEOAEs were recorded both in the linear and nonlinear acquisition mode to evaluate the effectiveness of two standard averaging techniques with respect to their sensitivity to the early effects of noise exposure. Good discrimination between nonexposed and exposed ears was obtained using either the linear or the nonlinear mode. Despite its intrinsically higher SNR, the linear mode is not more sensitive than the nonlinear mode for this purpose because it is not possible to find a window for effectively cancelling the linear artifact while keeping a suitable sensitivity to the short-latency high-frequency aspect of the response. Moreover, with respect to another measurable parameter, the TEOAE latency, good discrimination is obtained only by using the nonlinear mode because, again, the linear artifact masks the high-frequency TEOAE response. Â© 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Moleti, A., Sisto, R., & Lucertini, M. (2002). Linear and nonlinear transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in humans exposed to noise. HEARING RESEARCH, 174, 290-295.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Moleti, A., Sisto, R., & Lucertini, M. (2002). Linear and nonlinear transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in humans exposed to noise. HEARING RESEARCH, 174, 290-295.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)|
|Revisione (peer review):||Sì, ma tipo non specificato|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-5955(02)00703-7|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Titolo:||Linear and nonlinear transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in humans exposed to noise|
|Autori:||Moleti, A; Sisto, R; Lucertini, M|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|