Tinnitus and Otoacoustic Emissions: Is There a Link?

  title={Tinnitus and Otoacoustic Emissions: Is There a Link?},
  author={Susan J. Norton and Andrew R. Schmidt and Lisa J. Stover},
  journal={Ear and Hearing},
Attempts to identify the mechanisms underlying tinnitus and to develop effective treatments have been frustrating, in part because there are no objective measures of tinnitus. Following Kemp's initial reports of evoked and spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), many people hoped that OAEs were an objective correlate of tinnitus. The results of several studies suggest that in about 6 to 12% of normal-hearing persons with tinnitus and spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs), the SOAEs are at… Expand
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