J Am Acad Audiol 1999; 10(07): 400-408
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1748512
Original Article

Otoacoustic Emissions in Normal-Cycling Females

M. Wende Yellin
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Robert D. Stillman
Program in Human Development and Communication Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
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The purpose of this study was to determine if the menstrual cycle influences the amplitude of transient (TEOAEs) and distortion-product (DPOAEs) otoacoustic emissions. Thirteen normal-hearing, normal-cycling females were monitored weekly for 12 weeks. TEOAE and DPOAE amplitudes were analyzed to determine if amplitude changes could be detected and correlated to phases of the menstrual cycle. No systematic amplitude changes were observed, demonstrating that evoked OAEs are unaffected by physiologic changes associated with the menstrual cycle.

Abbreviations: ABR = auditory brainstem response, DPOAEs = distortion product otoacoustic emissions, OAEs = otoacoustic emissions, RMANOVA = repeated measures analysis of variance, SOAEs = spontaneous otoacoustic emissions, TEOAEs = transient evoked otoacoustic emissions

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