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Table 1. Use of DPOAEs for NIHL screening. The first three phenomena can also be assessed with puretone audiograms. The last three provide information that is not obtainable with pure-tone audiograms. NIHL may be prevented by detecting inner-ear damage before audiometric changes and determining a priori who is most susceptible to NIHL.

Table 1. Use of DPOAEs for NIHL screening. The first three phenomena can also be assessed with puretone audiograms. The last three provide information that is not obtainable with pure-tone audiograms. NIHL may be prevented by detecting inner-ear damage before audiometric changes and determining
a priori who is most susceptible to NIHL.