Clinical application of transiently evoked otoacoustic emissions after glycerol administration for diagnosis of sensorineural hearing loss

Yasuhiro Inoue, Jin Kanzaki, Toshiaki O-Uchi, Kaoru Ogawa, Akira Ogata, Shigemitu Yoshihara, Yasuo Satoh

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Pure-tone audiometry and transiently evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) measurements were made before and after glycerol administration in the ears of sensorineural hearing loss with three different clinical entities, i.e. Meniere's disease, cochlear Meniere's disease and unilateral sensorineural hearing loss of unknown cause without hearing fluctuation (SNHLWF). TEOAE was evoked after glycerol administration in several ears of Meniere's disease and cochlear Meniere's disease, in which it was not evoked before glycerol administration. Especially in patients with cochlear Meniere's disease, TEOAE was altered without an accompanying significant change in mean hearing level. The change in TEOAE after glycerol administration indicates that the active motile property of outer hair cells may be affected by endolymphatic hydrops.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr



  • Cochlear micromechanics
  • Endolymphatic hydrops
  • Evoked otoacoustic emission
  • Glycerol administration
  • Pure-tone hearing level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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