The First Jerger Lecture. Contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions: an index of the function of the medial olivocochlear system.

@article{Berlin1994TheFJ,
  title={The First Jerger Lecture. Contralateral suppression of otoacoustic emissions: an index of the function of the medial olivocochlear system.},
  author={Charles I. Berlin and Linda J. Hood and Annette Hurley and Harvey Wen},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={3-21}
}
We can now distinguish, in part, between nerve deafness and hair cell deafness through the use of otoacoustic emissions. We can also assess the efferent system by carefully quantifying the effects of contralateral stimulation on these same otoacoustic emissions. The suppression of transient evoked emissions by continuous contralateral white noise is an ostensibly small effect of 2 or 3 dB when studied over a 20-msec window. However, when subjected to microstructural analysis, the effect can… CONTINUE READING