Tone-burst-evoked otoacoustic emissions from normal-hearing subjects

J Acoust Soc Am. 1987 Jun;81(6):1860-72. doi: 10.1121/1.394750.


Tone-burst-evoked otoacoustic emissions were measured as a function of tone-burst sound pressure level and frequency in normally hearing ears. Although the spectral and temporal properties varied across individual ears, there was a close correspondence between stimulus and response spectra. Both the spectral and latency characteristics of tone-burst-evoked emissions are consistent with the hypothesis that they are generated at sites along the cochlear partition corresponding to their frequency.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation / methods
  • Acoustics
  • Adult
  • Cochlea / physiology*
  • Female
  • Genetic Variation
  • Hearing / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Loudness Perception / physiology
  • Pitch Perception / physiology
  • Reaction Time / physiology