Hate to be simple, but this sounds more like a stapedial myoclonus
rather than an actual OAE.|
Harriet B. Jacobster, AuD
Board Certified in Audiology
David John SMith wrote:
I've finally heard an otoacoustic emission... It sounded
like a series
of 5 or 6 soft, slow (about 500ms onset and decay) bell tones.
It occurred under the same conditions as the clicks I hear fairly
often while going to sleep - listening to music in the right ear, the
(and the oae) appear in the left ear which is occluded by a pillow.
The clicking sounds, which occur roughly at the onsets of voice
band information in the music, are accompanied by the unmistakable
physical sensation of a muscle spasm. That is, I would feel them even
I had not heard them. This leads me to believe that the clicks are
The OAE was obvious. It was also synchronous and in perfect harmony
with the tones presented to my right ear. It seems likely to me that
would be created by the muscle causing the clicks, rather than a
mechanism inside the cochlea.