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Fwd: otoacoustic emissions

There is currently on the cec-conference list, a discussion about SOAEs.

> From: "hans w. koch" <kochhw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 2010 October 10 5:41:00 AM EDT
> To: cec-conference@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: otoacoustic emissions
> the sound artist jacob kirkegard has developed a soundinstallation around this:
> http://fonik.dk/works/labyrinthitis.html
> (disclaimer: i saw it this spring at sonic acts XIII in amsterdam, but didn´t hear the effect. asking around noone of my friends was able to hear it.)
> hans w. koch
> www.hans-w-koch.net
> Am 09.10.2010 um 18:25 schrieb Eldad Tsabary:
>> The ear doesn't just pick up sound, but also emits sound.
>> The following image shows spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAE) recorded with a very sensitive microphone in the ear canal. The spikes in the image show these SOAEs
>> http://img.medscape.com/pi/emed/ckb/otolaryngology/834279-835752-835943-836018tn.jpg 
>> See full article here:
>> http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/835943-overview
>> Eldad

Is this a "generally accepted" area of research in the AUDITORY community?