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LEME, Vanessa Nogueira y CARVALLO, Renata Mota Mamede. Effect of contralateral acoustic stimulation in temporal measures of otoacoustic emissions. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2009, vol.11, suppl.1, pp. 0-0. Epub 06-Mar-2009. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462009005000008.
PURPOSE: compare the otoacoustic emissions response level and latency in two situations: with and without contralateral competitive noise. METHODS: thirty individuals between eighteen and thirty-year-old, with no auditory complaints and presence of otoacoustic distortion product emissions were evaluated. The latency and the response level of otoacoustic emissions was evaluated using the Latencygram program. The test was performed in two different situations: with and without contralateral competitive white noise. RESULTS: the results demonstrated a significant reduction in otoacoustic emissions response levels with contralateral noise, proving the otoacoustic suppression effect associated with olivocochlear efferent system action. However, there was no significant difference in otoacoustic emissions latency. CONCLUSION: the efferent system may act only in otoacoustic emissions response level modulation but it does not interfere in otoacoustic emissions latency.
Palabras llave : Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous; Reaction Time; Acoustic Estimulation.