The Otoacoustic Emissions test checks part of
the inner ear's response to sound. The test is mostly
done on infants and children who may not be able to
respond to behavioral hearing tests because of their age
A small earphone, or probe, is placed in the Childs ear.
The probe puts sounds into child's ear and measures the
sounds that come back. The audiologist can see the results
on the monitor screen.
interpretation of the results:
If your child has normal hearing, he will produce
Otoacoustic emissions. But if his hearing loss is
greater than 25–30 decibels, he will not produce
these very soft sounds.
This test can also show if there is a blockage in the child's outer
or middle ear. If there is a blockage, no sounds will be able to
get through to the inner ear.
After we talked about Otoacoustic Emission test, lets watch
this short video to see how this test is done