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Otoacoustic Emissions

The otoacoustic emissions assessment is most often obtained as part of the audiological evaluation. For this test, a small probe is placed in your child’s ear that delivers a very soft sound.

For people with typical or nearly typical hearing thresholds, the sounds reach the cochlear (organ of hearing) and sends a small “echo” back to the ear canal, which is identified as an otoacoustic emission. This assessment allows us to obtain ear-specific, frequency specific information about the functioning of the ear.