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Otoacoustic Emissions

Otoacoustic Emissions

Otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are becoming a routine component of adult and paediatric hearing assessments. ACE Audiology is equipped to perform this assessment using state of the art diagnostic grade equipment.

For this test a small probe is placed into the ear canal and a tonal stimulus is presented. In a healthy ear an echo is created by the cochlear which is reverse transmitted back into the ear canal, where it can be recorded and averaged over many repetitions. This test is very sensitive to the health of the outer hair cells in the cochlea and does not require any active participation of the child. They do however have to accept the probe tip being in their ear for 30-60 seconds.

As hearing is critical for speech and language development as well as learning we recommend you do not delay organizing a hearing evaluation. Please feel free to use the links on this web page to “Contact us” for further information or “Book Appointment” to request a preferred time.