Bell, James Andrew
The majority of human ears are softly ringing. They are continuously emitting faint pure tones that can be detected with a sensitive microphone in the ear canal. Since Kemp (1979) first published a high resolution spectrum of this remarkable, although apparently normal, phenomenon (now called spontaneous otoacoustic emission, or SOAE), much research effort has gone into discovering the origin of these peculiar sounds. It seems clear that the sounds come from the cochlea and reflect the...[Show more]
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