If There Are Missing Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), Does It Mean Hair Cells Are Dead?

Discussion in 'Support' started by PolishSoldier87, Sep 23, 2018.

    1. PolishSoldier87
      Moonlighting

      PolishSoldier87 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acustic trauma, neuro-lyme/rx co-op toxins
      I have a question.

      If there are missing otoacoustic emissions, does it mean hair cells are dead or that there may be problem with f.ex. synapses?

      Would hair cells give OAE responses with broken connections with nerves?
       
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    2. dpdx
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      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      it means that outer hair cells are damaged. I have some damaged outer hair cells on L ear, but on R ear they are fine..however on R ear inner hair cells are damaged.
       
    3. dpdx
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      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL

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