R P Cecola

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We present here two patients and three control subjects to demonstrate the clinical utility of studying evoked otoacoustic emissions and their contralateral suppression, as an aid to the delineation of afferent neuron dysfunction and possible lack of efferent suppression. The key patients here who fail to show contralateral suppression of their very robust(More)
Click-evoked otoacoustic emissions from nominal 80 dB pSP (peak sound pressure) 80-microseconds pulses presented at 50 pulses per second were collected from the right ears of eleven normal hearing subjects using an ILO88 Otodynamic Analyzer in the non-linear mode. Clicks, pure tones, and narrow bands of noise were then presented to their left ears through(More)
Transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were recorded to clicks presented at peak sound pressures of 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70 dB while continuous contralateral white noise was varied from 10 dB below to 10 dB above the click level. Suppression increased predictably with suppressor noise level for any given click level. However, when the suppressor(More)
In general, increasing external K+ concentration, as well as exposure to hypotonic medium, induces a shortening of outer hair cells (OHCs) accompanied by an increase in width and volume. One possible mechanism suggested for these changes is a movement of Cl- and/or water across the cell membrane. We therefore examined the role of Cl- in OHC volume(More)
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