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Resources: publications, papers, presentations

In collaboration with leading hearing researchers, we have published and presented widely in the fields of wideband acoustic immittance (middle-ear power analysis, MEPA) and otoacoustic emissions. Please contact us if you would like copies, or any further information using our email webform (please indicate which articles you want).

Key WAI Papers

Middle-Ear Reflectance: Concepts and Clinical Applications. by Allen, J. B., Robinson, S. R., Lapsley Miller, J. A., Jeng, P. S., and Levitt, H. (2016). Chapter 1 from Scientific Foundations of Audiology, edited by A. T. Cacace, E. de Kleine, A. G. Holt et al. (Plural), pp. 1-40.

Effects of Negative Middle Ear Pressure on Wideband Acoustic Immittance in Normal-Hearing Adults. by Robinson, S. R., Thompson, S., & Allen, J. B. (2010). Ear & Hearing, pub before print.

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Wideband Reflectance in Newborns: Normative Regions and Relationship to Hearing-Screening Results. by Hunter, L. L., Feeney, M. P., Lapsley Miller, J. A., Jeng, P. S.; Bohning, S. (2010). Ear & Hearing, 31(5), 599-610.

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Evaluation of Human Middle Ear Function Via An Acoustic Power Assessment. by Allen, J. B., Jeng, P. S., Levitt, H. (2005). Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 42(4), 63-78.

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Wideband energy reflectance measurements in adults with middle-ear disorders. by Feeney, M. P., Grant, I. L., & Marryott, L. P. (2003). J Speech Lang Hear Res, 46(4), 901-911.

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Other WAI Resources

Why WAI? Lapsley Miller, J. A. (2015). Guest editorial on the OAE Portal (www.oae.it), 11 June 2015. On using wideband acoustic immittance to help interpret otoacoustic emission (OAE) test results and to improve OAE calibration.

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Other Papers

The clinical utility of expressing hearing thresholds in terms of the forward-going sound pressure wave. by Withnell, R. H., Jeng, P. S., Parent, P., and Levitt, H. (2014). Int J. Audiol, 53, 522-530.

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Effect of Calibration Method on Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emission Measurements at and Around 4 kHz. by Reuven, M. L., Neely, S. T., Kopun, J. G., Rasetshwane, D. M., Allen, J. B., Tan, H., & Gorga, M. P. (2013). Ear Hear, 34(6), 779-788.

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Investigation of bacterial biofilm in the human middle ear using optical coherence tomography and acoustic measurements. by Nguyen, C. T., Robinson, S. R., Jung, W., Novak, M. A., Boppart, S. A., and Allen, J. B. (2013) Hearing Research, 301, 193-200.

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Characterizing the ear canal acoustic impedance and reflectance by pole-zero fitting. by Robinson, S., Nguyen, C., and Allen, J. B. Hearing Research 301, 168-182 (2013).

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Using wideband reflectance to measure the impedance of the middle ear. by Withnell, R. H., Parent, P., Jeng, P. S., Allen, J. B. (2009). Hearing Journal, 62(10), 36, 38, 40-41.

An in situ calibration for hearing thresholds. by Withnell, R. H., Jeng, P. S., Allen, J. B. (2009). J. Acoust. Am., 125 (3), 1605-11.

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Wideband Power Reflectance and Power Transmittance as Tools for Assessing Middle-Ear Function. by Jeng, P. S., Allen, J. B., Lapsley Miller, J. A., & Levitt, H. (2008). Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, 18(2), 44-57.

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Wideband reflectance associated with otitis media in infants and children with cleft palate. by Hunter, L. L., Bagger-Sjoback, D., & Lundberg, M. (2008). Int J Audiol, 47 Suppl 1, S57-61.

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Wideband middle ear power measurement in infants and children. by Hunter, L. L., Tubaugh, L., Jackson, A., & Propes, S. (2008). J Am Acad Audiol, 19(4), 309-324.

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Transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions: Preliminary results for validity of TEOAEs implemented on Mimosa Acoustics T2K measurement system v3.1.3. by Lapsley Miller, J. A., Boege, P., Marshall, L., & Jeng, P. S. (2004). (Technical Report No. 1232). Groton, CT.: Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory.

Stimulus-frequency otoacoustic emissions: Validity and reliability of SFOAEs implemented on Mimosa Acoustics SFOAE measurement system v2.1.18. by Lapsley Miller, J. A., Boege, P., Marshall, L., Shera, C., & Jeng, P. S. (2004). (Technical Report No. 1231). Groton, CT.: Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory.

Presentations

Forward-pressure level calibration improves accuracy and reliability of pure-tone audiometry. Lapsley Miller, J. A., Robinson, S., Reed, C. M., Perez, Z. D., & Allen, J. B. (2016). Paper presented at the 43rd Annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March.

OtoStat 2: In-situ Measurements Using WAI Forward Pressure Level Calibration. Allen, J. B., Jeng, P. S., & Robinson, S. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March.

Evaluating otoacoustic emission shifts due to middle-ear pressure with tympanometry and wideband acoustic immittance. Marshall, L., Lapsley Miller, J. A., and Reed, C. M. (2015). Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

Effects of static negative middle-ear pressure on wideband acoustic immittance. Robinson, S., Thompson, S., and Allen, J. B. (2015) Paper presented at the 41st Annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, March.

Evaluating otoacoustic emission shifts due to middle-ear pressure with tympanometry and wideband acoustic immittance. Marshall, L., Lapsley Miller, J. A., and Reed, C. M. (2015). Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

Real ear measurements: Diagnostics and calibration via Wideband Acoustic Admittance Comparisons of Tympanometry & Middle Ear Reflectance. Allen, J. B., Robinson, S., Thompson, S., Lapsley Miller, J. A., and Jeng, P. S. (2014). Paper presented at the 41st Annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, 6 March.

The influence of the residual ear-canal volume on estimating the tympanic membrane compliance. Allen, J. B., Lapsley Miller, J. A., and Jeng, P. S. (2013). Paper presented at the 40th Annual AAS Scientific and Technology Conference of the American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ, 7 Mar.

Reflections from the round window: Using middle-ear reflectance and audiometry to diagnose conductive hearing loss. Allen, J. B., Jeng, P. S., and Lapsley Miller, J. A. (2012). Paper presented at the AAS Technology Update Session, Scottsdale, AZ, 8 Mar.

Using WBR in the Clinic. Withnell, R., Miller, G., Pileri, C., and Jeng, P. (2010). Paper presented at the AAS Technology Update Session, Scottsdale, AZ, 4 Mar.

Relationships Between Wideband Middle Ear Power Analysis and Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Newborns. Hunter, L. L., Lapsley Miller, J. A., Jeng, P. S., and Feeney, M. P. (2010). Poster presented at ARO 2010.

Interpreting WBR in terms of middle ear mechanics and contrasting Tympanometry with WBR. Withnell, R. H., Jeng, P. S., and Parent, P. (2009) Paper presented at the American Auditory Society Annual Meeting March 5-7, 2009, Scottsdale, AZ.

Evaluating ME Function via an Acoustic Power Assessment. Jeng, P. S., Allen, J. B., Gross, M. (2006). Paper presented at AAA.